Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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A City of Scarlet Flowers

Title: A City of Scarlet Flowers
Author: annmarwalk
Character: Faramir
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed for 100 words.
Author’s Note: For the “Improvement” challenge.

A City of Scarlet Flowers

Faramir can’t remember when he first noticed them, but now he sees them everywhere. Great tubs of scarlet geraniums at each street corner; clay pots of crimson zinnias on windowsills; hanging baskets of ruby-red impatiens flanking doorways.

There had always been flowers; in a city of white stone all growing things were treasured. When, he wonders aloud, did they all become red?

“Just a way of rememberin’, my lord, what was shed for us, without getting sad and all. Pretty,aren’t they? Lively.”

Lively: full of life, vigor, spirit. Yes. Scarlet flowers for remembrance, in celebration of love and renewal.
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