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The Grim Historian

Forget Roses. Give Her These Legendary Flowers Instead

A few alternatives for those tired roses

The history of flowers
Artwork: ©Carlyn Beccia |

Every time a man gives me a bouquet of roses, my ex-husband dryly remarks, “Must not be serious. Or else he would know you hate roses.”

He’s right. I hate roses.

Roses are the ugly criers of the flower world. When they die, their plump, red petals bleed…




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Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact:

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