The Red Flower

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Pic Credit Anshu


All his friends were enjoying around the bonfire. He excused himself and left, dropping a lighted cigarette in the peatland.

He stood at the cliff, enjoying the view. Fire looked beautiful like a red flower. He smiled.

He turned around and saw his fiance behind him. She had a burning stick in her hand. She just took a step forward and he fell down the valley. She murmured, ”every beast is scared of the red flower”.
Behind her, the helicopters roared with their Bambi buckets.
Written forย Friday Fictioneers.


  1. neilmacdon says:

    I liked “Behind her, the helicopters roared with their Bambi buckets.”

  2. Good use of words – very evocative

  3. I’ve never trusted red flowers! Nice one Priya
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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Did he do something to deserve it, or not? Intriguing mystery.

  5. Abhijit Ray says:

    Angry fiance! Why did she kill him?

  6. Dear Priya,
    The red flower. I’m reminded of Jungle Book. Nicely done.

  7. Liz Young says:

    I was expecting the lighted cigarette to start a peat fire!

  8. pennygadd51 says:

    While most wildfires start naturally, too many of them are started by carelessness or even malice.
    Thank you for teaching me a new term – Bambi bucket!

    • Priya says:

      Watched a video, how the Bambi bucket works. It is a mind-blowing invention, I must say. Do watch a video. I can share the link if you would like to watch.

  9. Dale says:

    Well done, Priya. Loved the “helicopters roared with their Bambi buckets!

  10. Violet Lentz says:

    So much evil cloaked as a red flower…

  11. Nan Falkner says:

    Your story is very intense! Good job!

  12. Nan Falkner says:

    I really thought his cigarette would start the fire – Really gives me goose bumps – WOW!

  13. He might have deserved his fate, plotting to kill his friends and all. =)

  14. granonine says:

    So–he was planning for his friends to die, and she was on to him? I wonder what he clues were.

  15. lisarey1990 says:

    Very interesting! You can tell there is much more to this backstory. Great write!

  16. He dropped the cigarette purposely. Karma is a bitch, here it showed up too soon for him. Good story, Priya.

  17. Good story and I’ve leant something new in Bambi buckets

  18. Good story, great imagination.Loved the last line. He deserved it.

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