99 word prompt : The perfect bouquet

June 14, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bouquet. You can explore the meaning of the word or gather a bunch of flowers. Go where the prompt leads.

If you want to participate, here’s the link:   https://carrotranch.com/2018/06/15/june-14-flash-fiction-challenge/#respond


She stared at the bouquet of long-stemmed yellow roses, tears streaming. 

The best florist in town, the baby breath arranged perfectly in a cut crystal vase, his intentions unmistakable, she opened the embossed envelope and read the gold lettering on an elegant card, “You were right.”

Yesterday, they’d argued about his late nights at work, and excessive spending. She’d accused him of having an affair. 

She’d once quipped, “If you want a divorce, just send me a dozen yellow roses.”

He knew she hated that color.  He didn’t know she was pregnant.

He’d learn to hate child support more.