Whilst Greg wouldn’t yet classify himself as being on the level of Shakespeare, he thought he was, at the very least, on par with Homer. He was an artist, armed with a moleskin notebook and a pen. Each word, each letter, each stroke of the pen was careful and deliberate.
He looked at the sunflower as if it were a holy text, searching each yellow petal and brown seed for meaning.
What can a great artist like myself learn from such a plant? he wondered, tapping his pen up and down on the notebook page.
At last, with a triumphant sound, he wrote his words.
“Oh great Sunflower
Tall like a tower
You are so yellow
And so Mellow.”
He smiled at the poem proudly and shut the notebook.
Well, he thought, there’s one poem down. Time to take a break. Genius like that isn’t easy.
Word Count: 146
This is my entry for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The photo prompt was provided by Sonya, owner of the blog, Only 100 Words. I’d like to thank her for providing the picture and Priceless Joy for running the challenge.