Essays

Essay — In the pink

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In which we tell the tale of Carpenter Country’s camellias.

 

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Last week, newborn buds appeared.

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The buds began to open…

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…to unfurl…

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…to hint at the promise of what was to become…

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…gorgeous pink flowers.

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The flowers opened their faces to the sun…

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…and smiled because the day was warm. And then…

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…having lived and shared their beauty, the flowers began to fade.

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The petals began to wither…

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…and fall…

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…to the ground…

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…and now a pink path wound through the garden…

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…as the flower story came to an end.

Or does the story begin here?

Where will your path lead?

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***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.

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