The novella DIE, BLOSSOM, BLOOM is a story of murder and horror in a small village. TED HARRIS is a man with a secret; a dark secret that he has kept for two years. His wife’s disappearance has not gone unnoticed, and the village busybody, GERALDINE BUTLER-THOMPSON, is closing in on Ted’s secret. The annual ‘Haverly in Bloom’ competition is the backdrop for this tale of love, death and suspicion.
A pensioner with a newfound love of gardening, TED HARRIS is haunted by the memories of his wife’s death. A regular competitor in the village ‘In Bloom’ competition, GERALDINE BUTLER-THOMPSON is keen to put Ted down at any opportunity, and is more than happy to share her thoughts on his garden.
As Ted’s life with his wife is revealed, we get a glimpse into the love that they shared, before things started to go wrong. The choices that he made haunt him still, and Butler-Thompson pushes him to reveal more than he is willing to, leading to a showdown with JORDAN, Butler-Thompson’s son.
This confrontation pushes Ted towards what he sees as an inevitable conclusion and a final showdown with Butler-Thompson.