Friday, February 15, 2008

Flowers for Mum




Harold gave her the chocolate box and she hefted it, her eyebrows drawing together in suspicion. There was no cellophane around the box and it felt far too light to contain what it purported to. Whoever heard of a box of chocolates costing three shillings these days? She pulled at the bow, expecting the box to fly open like that tin of peanuts he’d given her in 1975 but the box remained static. It opened to reveal a sheet of paper embossed with the Laverstone council seal. “The Ada Waterman Rose Garden will be unveiled on June 21st,” she read.

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