Watch Me!

I am in my eighty-seventh life on this earth. I’ve always been a feminist. Female, beautiful, and independently sufficient at the same time. I loved my can-can ruffle life in the Parisian bordello. And I donned a bright sash when I pounded my suffragette drum.

But this narcisstic genius body? It’s perfect!

I am bright, erect, and wear my sunny ruffles well. I stand above those two-lip characters, dutch men all of them. Short-lived though I shall be, there is nothing daffy about me! I am JonQuil the magnificent. And I out shine every bloomin’ thing!


Word Count: 96. Written for Friday Fictioneers. Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields provides the photo prompt and a myriad of folks work their words into what is known as “flash fiction.” Must be a complete story about the photo, in 100 words or less.  FYI:  the jonquil, as well as the daffodil, are members of the Narcissus genus. Photo Credit: The Reclining Gentleman.



38 thoughts on “Watch Me!

    • lillian February 10, 2016 / 5:42 pm

      Decided to use humor this time….glad to see your smile face! 🙂


    • lillian February 11, 2016 / 6:41 am

      Yep. Decided to go with humor this time. And that flower….just sitting there….so tough….just seemed to have her hands on her hips with a saucy attitude 🙂 Glad you liked it!

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  1. Amy Reese February 10, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    I love it, especially the “sunny ruffles” standing tall above the Dutchmen. This really brightened my day, Lillian. Don’t mess with the flower! Well done.

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    • lillian February 11, 2016 / 6:42 am

      Don’t mess with me!!! Just seemed like this was a tough cookie….er flower….standing there so tall, lording it over the puny tulip. So glad you enjoyed. Always fun to make people smile!!

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      • Amy Reese February 11, 2016 / 2:56 pm

        It did make me smile, indeed!


  2. Dale February 10, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    I adore this, Lillian! Wonder what her next life will be…

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    • lillian February 11, 2016 / 6:43 am

      So glad you like it, Dale. I had some fun with it! She is enjoying being a genus now :)….

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  3. Dreamer of Dreams February 11, 2016 / 10:32 am

    What a charming, wonderful story! (And yours, along with my second story for the same prompt, plus another FF writer’s, have daffodils that speak! Something in its stance, I suppose.)

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  4. Sandra February 11, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Speaking, thinking daffodils. Whatever next? But I fear she’s heading in the wrong direction. Different take on the prompt

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    • lillian February 11, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Fun to go a little sidewise every once in a while!


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) February 11, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    Somehow this got me thinking of Orlando.. it seems she can live so many lives and rise above the rest… maybe she’l be male the next time around.

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    • lillian February 11, 2016 / 3:57 pm

      You are too funny! Smiling I am 😊


    • lillian February 12, 2016 / 5:57 am

      Rainy day in Bermuda. A day to head to the zoo – animals cavort in the rain. Maybe we should learn from them😉. Nice to see you over my first cup this AM ☕️


    • lillian February 12, 2016 / 5:58 am

      So glad you liked it! Sometimes it’s just good to take the fun road!😊


  6. creatingahome February 12, 2016 / 3:01 am

    Very confident bordering on arrogant flower.
    Gotta love a girl with some attitude though.

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  7. rochellewisoff February 12, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Dear Lillian,

    What a charming take on the prompt. I wonder what her next life will be.



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    • lillian February 12, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you, Rochelle! This jonquil just looked so proud and tall! 🙂


  8. gahlearner February 12, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I love the wordplay and humour in this. Wonderful take on the prompt.

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