When The Four O'clocks Bloom
by D. Thomas Cook
Kathleen returns to her hometown for the funeral of her father. As a child she was fascinated with four o'clocks. The mysterious flowers that her father warned "you can't never get rid of". As an adult she was envious of them. Tired of moving from place to place with her husband, she longed to take root and stay in one place. Most of all, she wanted to say "I'll be here next year".