Yellow Silk-like Rose [Retro Ficly]

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On the hardwood floor are small square patches of early morning sunlight, glowing from the uncovered window in my bedroom. I can see the bright spots from where I lie in bed. I haven’t been awake for very long, but long enough to fully wake up and think thoughts and let my eyes tear like they always do before I get out of bed.

I am thinking thoughts of yesterday; of what things were like before. My life will never be the same again. I lie in bed, just awake, remembering. I remember the sweet yellow of a friendship rose; I remember the yellow rose bushes that are growing in the garden outside my bedroom window.

My face is pressed very hard into my silk pillowcase, my yellow silk pillowcase. It matched my yellow silk sheets. The same color as the pools of yellow sunlight on my hardwood floor; the same color yellow as the sweet friendship rose with it’s delicate silk-soft petals. I feel my eyes beginning to tear. Once they do that…then I can wake up.

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Comments (6 so far!)

  1. Avatar emily.ruth

    originally published at 10:52PM on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 .

    I wasn’t too too active on Ficlets, but I’m very glad that good little Ficly came along to show me what I was missing. :)

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    aww, ficly to the rescue!
    lots of yellow in here.. was this a color challenge?
    loss of friendship is always sad…

  3. Avatar emily.ruth

    No, but remember how Ficlets was linked to photos on Flicker? There was a photo of a yellow rose that inspired this… wish I had the link to it – it was just the yellow petals, no other colors.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)


  5. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    Dude! There’s a story called the Yellow Wallpaper or something like that about a girl who’s locked in a yellow room and starts to go crazy… Never read it, but heard about it. This reminded me of it, and it’s really well written!

  6. Avatar emily.ruth

    Thank you! I have never heard of that book.

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