A Blooming Idiot

When its “plant-parents” divorce was final, the ex-wife promptly uprooted the  yellow rose from her garden. The ex-husband watched in disbelief as she carefully replanted it in a ceramic  pot and placed it in the passenger seat of her car. She buckled it in its seat belt as if it were a child in a car seat, and drove away.

When the woman reached Amarillo she planted the  rose in her new garden and watered it every day.

The rose felt like an idiot, just as it had in the Connecticut garden.

To this day, there’s a yellow rose in Texas

blooming, and

made of plastic.



The Daily Post: Year


Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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