In "The Flowers" is about a little girl who ost her innocence and got a look at reality during that time. The story is set in the early 1900's when segregation was going on in some states.
The girls name in the story is Myop, which means near-sightedness. She was young so she blocked out all of the hatred that was common back then. One day she was playing around in the woods that were close behind her house.
As she was playing around her foot git stuck in something. When she looked down , it was a skull. When she got her foot out as she looked, there was old rope hanging from the tree. The head was no longer attatched the body because it had been hanging and was decacade.
Even though she was just a kid, she knew that something wasn't right. The body had been there for a while because the story said the buckles on the overalls had turned green and the overalls were only strings.
When she looked back at the spot before she was going back home, there was a pink rose with a ring around it, which was th other half of the noose. The pink rose symbolizes something.
That's how Myop lost her innocence. She would probabaly still be a happy playful child, but seh knew what was happening in the world around her.