Consider the symbolism of a wild rose, growing unchecked in the hedgerow. Red roses traditionally mean passion, true love and romance, but what about other colours? And how is a wild rose different?
This is a writing prompt from the Writers’ BLOCKbusters series.
Explore the meanings of other coloured roses – for example, white roses mean young love, purity and are often used for bridal bouquets. Ivory roses represent charm, thoughtfulness and grace. In Victorian times, yellow roses meant jealousy. A single wild rose may mean simplicity.
Choose one rose and use it as the central motif in a short story or flash fiction piece about misunderstandings.
© ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby
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