Cherry Blossom

Thanks once again to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for leading us in another:

Friday Fictioneers.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Cherry Blossom

Bravo, encore, applause.
I soak my handkerchief from the emotional turmoil as I realise the beautiful cherry orchard will no longer blossom.
Society’s Axe of change has turned us away from the sweet taste of Kirsch.
Instead, liberation from feudalism offers the poor an alternative brutal taste of vodka and rally cries of revolution.
Lost is their appetite for a ripe, delicate life since they wish to gorge on blood in a drunken fratricide.
What if their future becomes trapped in years of hunger and social poverty?
Perhaps Anya will think back and talk about the beauty of cherry blossom.

17 responses to “Cherry Blossom

  1. tight little tale : even in gain, there is loss

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  2. Very well written, it makes me want to investigate The Cherry Orchard which I read ages ago in school and can barely remember

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  3. I’ve not seen a production of The Cherry Orchard, and I think I was too young, when I read it, to understand what was really going on. You’ve explained it well here.

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  4. You’ve used ‘The Cherry Orchard’ very effectively as the backdrop of your story. I haven’t seen it staged, but I could imagine a good performance would be very moving. You do an excellent job of hinting at the moral and emotional complexity of the play.

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  5. I can clearly see how change will bring havoc… it will take years for the return of cherry blossom…

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  6. This is lovely. So descriptive and lyrical

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  7. The grass is always greener. Fantastic poetic language.

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  8. Dear James,

    Feels a little Dr. Zhivago-ish. Nicely penned. Bravo! Take a bow. Applause.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  9. I could feel the change blowing through the trees. Nicely written James.

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  10. as the bible says, to every thing there is a season. whatever comes, we have live with it to survive.

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  11. Very poetic language, nice one!

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  12. My son would be shouting hurrah as he is an avid vodka fan… the rest of us… not so much.

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  13. I like this take on the prompt! Well done!

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  14. At least, after the revolution, it may be possible for everyone to attend Chekhov’s plays. They said last year they would

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