THE INDISCRETION… Shapeshifting 13 #46


THE INDISCRETION… for Grammar Ghoul Press

The Father stared, “Harlot!” Bloom of cheeks gave them away.

Young Man shrank from his reach and the ferocious bloom raised in anger.

The Mother cried.

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I’ve been wanting to write a story for Suzanne for some time… here it is.  Tony asks for exactly 26 words, a story or poem using any form of the word “bloom.”  Reminds me a bit of the glorious days of Trifecta, except we get seven words less. Thanks to curator Tony Lovell for the prompt.  Shapeshifting 13 #46



  1. :  a mass of wrought iron from the forge or puddling furnace
  2. a bar of iron or steel hammered or rolled from an ingot
  3. a :  flower
    b :  the flowering state <the roses in bloom>
    c :  a period of flowering
  4. :  a state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor


  • : to produce flowers

  • : to change, grow, or develop fully


The illustration of the Young Lovers is a painting by British Artist Pete Marsh


8 responses

  1. I am stunned by the picture you’ve painted here in so few words. The way you pseudo-named the characters and the way you wrote this is both inspiring and heart-wrenching. Thank you and job well done!

    1. Thank you Tony. I appreciate your kind words and glad I made an impression on your challenge. It’s been some time since I posted a story here, as the theme is not my genre and ghoulish does not come easy to me. I love Suzanne and have wanted to write something for a long time.

  2. very interesting and well written, good job ted txs for sharing

    1. Thanks for reading, Margie. Glad you liked it.

  3. Oh Ted, this is wonderful! I love how vivid the scene is, and I hope the young lovers don’t get in too much trouble. 🙂 Thanks for making sure I saw it.

  4. Busted! This could be followed by a shotgun wedding…
    Thanks for bringing this to the party! Have fun “hopping” and meeting the guests.

  5. This was bloomin’ cool. I can imagine all sorts of things happening next. Glad I found you at Susie’s wild blog party!

  6. Found you thanks to Susie Lindau’s Blog Hop. So glad to be following!

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