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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Flowers (10/03/05)

TITLE: The Warrior's Flower
By Gordon Greene
10/08/05


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Beside the river a flower grows in the protective shade of two trees. Alone in fragile strength it stands.

A warrior pauses for a drink. He notices the simple, proud beauty of this solitary flower. A smile crosses his lips. Because the water is clear and cold at this spot and the flower is beautiful and warms his heart he pauses here often.

One day he approaches the flower. The trees watch. He leans over to take in the fragrance of this flower. His fingers caress its petals. Weary from battles the warrior rests.

As he rests the winds begin to blow. Stronger and stronger. The trees sway. The flower bends. Warrior lays beside the flower wrapping his body around it. First comes the rain. Then hail. Warrior holds his hand over this precious flower. Night falls.

In the warmth of the morning sun two flowers grow together in the protective shade of two trees.


.....peace.....


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B Brenton10/11/05
You have potential. I love the fact this was so easy to read and really had that feeling with it, of a peaceful summer's breeze. A little elaboration and this could be awesome.
Jan Ackerson 10/12/05
I'm sorry, but I don't get it. Did the warrior become a flower? Why?

You have a way with words, and your story creates a very serene atmosphere. I think it just needs more...something.
Garnet Miller 10/12/05
Sweet. It's amazing how God's simple beauty in nature can evoke all kinds of responses!
Garnet Miller 10/12/05
Sweet. It's amazing how God's simple beauty in nature can evoke all kinds of responses!
Gordon Greene10/29/05
1 John 3:16a Hereby perceive we the love of GOD because He laid down His life for us... Great strength is tender. A tender heart becomes involved. Involvement accepts you where you are.

.....peace.....