We all have different symbols that brighten our days. I’m partial to flowers. Any color, height or width.
Tickseed resemble daisies, which I’m fond of. They produce tiny seeds which resemble ticks. Before you know it, you’ll have more plants than you know what to do with. Make someone else happy. Give some away.
Speaking of tiny seeds, that’s how stories begin. Tiny thoughts lock inside your head, take root and spread into larger ones. Those tiny thought seeds are the foundation of stories when they bloom into characters and plot. It doesn’t take much to form stories from everywhere around us. Friends, family, strangers or the news. We take one instance and form entire novels from one tiny seed.
My granddaughter and grandson planted Shasta Daisies in a flower bed a few years ago and they also multiply. So make sure you have room for the flowers to spread.
I like to think of each petal on the daisy as a page or chapter in a book.
This is a beautiful white Iris, a special friend from North Carolina sent me a number of years ago. I love sharing plants, whether it’s the next door neighbor or from states away.
Stories bloom as the seeds on one tiny Tickseed, to huge blooms from a bulb of an Iris plant.
Our new ten story box set is based on flower symbolisms. Each story has a different flower.
Love Blooms on Main Street is works of love from the Authors of Main Street. Grab a copy while it’s on pre-order.
My contribution to the set is a story close to my heart, Perfect Match.
A lonely woman. A guilt-ridden man.
A child in the middle.
A home where dreams might come true.
When Cali and Trace meet, Cali has walked away from a bad relationship. Trace can’t forgive himself for the death of his wife and Cali has no intention of playing second fiddle to his late wife. But, there is Dylan, Trace’s seven year-old son. Cali can’t resist the little boy and Dylan has embraced Cali far more than either Cali or Trace would like. Problems arise when Cali discovers Trace’s secret.
What are some of your favorite flowers? What do they remind you of?
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