inside the poppy,
lies a dark purple pulse
a secret heart
Copyright 2019 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: With the passing of Valentine’s Day, the flowers have bloomed wide open, revealing their secret hearts.
Writing Tip: I’ve been critiquing first chapters for a class. Sometimes, I feel like I’m evaluating valentines or looking at flowers, because I’m searching for the heart at the story’s center. If the author hides the heart too well, it’s hard to hook a reader. We have to open up and show the heart to connect.