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The Roses

Hello!  Here is a 290 word piece of flash fiction I wrote last autumn when I was experimenting with subtext, seeing how far I could push words to stand for other words. In this piece the word ‘roses’ comes to stand for a different word, which is the real subject matter of the writing.  My questions are: which word does ‘roses’ suggest in your mind and at what point in the writing did this become clear?

Click on ‘The Roses’ above and the PDF file should automatically download. Please post any thoughts in the comments box below. Many thanks!



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