A Kind Of Treasure

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: November 16, 2018

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A Kind Of Treasure

It was well off the beaten track, away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street. A tiny cobbled street, possibly just wide enough to get a single vehicle along, but not many would take on the challenge of it’s lumps and it’s bumps.

Both sides of the street were lined with tall buildings. From the look of them many had once been shops but had ceased trading long ago. There was a tiny sweet shop, and a slightly larger general store, but there were so few people around it was amazing how they managed to carry on trading.

Most were clearly empty, some in quite extensive disrepair. Others looked to have been converted in to accommodation, either being used as a house or converted in to much smaller apartments.

It was a dull street, the tall houses blocking off a lot of the sunlight when there was any to be found in the sky. In spite of the dismal surroundings I still walked along the alleyway frequently for at it’s end I had found a kind of treasure.

I could smell it way before I could see it. Right at the end of an alley stood a florists. Not one that went in for all those fancy displays that charged a fortune and whose blooms somehow looked....fake. No, this was a no frills operation. The flowers were tied in to bunches, stood inside buckets, and somehow they carried a newly cut freshness that I’d never found at any other flower shop.

The seller was young, fresh-faced and always smiling. I once thought of asking her how she managed to keep trading. Wouldn’t she be better off in one of those shop units in the much busier streets of the town? Luckily I paused before I spoke for was that not part of it’s magic. If the shop were to move it would just be one of many while here it was and would remain to be a kind of fragrant treasure.


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