Smorgasbord Short Stories – What’s in a Name Volume II – Lily: The Collector by Sally Cronin

Another beautiful little tale from Sally (Tissues Alert)

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the second of the stories this weekend from What’s in a Name Volume II and this story begins with ‘L’

Lily – The Collector

Lily dusted off her hands. They had been covered in soil from planting the three little primulas that she and her mother had picked up at the nursery today. Her mother always let Lily pick the colours and this year the purple petals with their golden centres danced in the soft evening breeze. She picked up her small watering can and gently moistened around the base of the plants like her mum had shown her.

‘There you go Daddy, I promise to look after them all summer, watering them every day and picking off the dead flowers to let others grow like mum showed me.’

It was Easter and tomorrow, Lily and her little brother Owen would race around the house looking for the…

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