Hearts and Roses

Metaphorosis, November 2016

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Every morning at exactly 8:47, three things happened: a swallow fed three nestlings in the eaves outside the mistress’s bedchamber, a rabbit nibbled grass beside the white stone driveway, and a crow pecked at something that caught the morning sun on the perimeter wall.

This morning, though, Rosa would find that everything changes.

This story was simply fun to write. What else could it be when I had a woman made out of a rose and a man made out of a heart as my main characters?

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