This story was about whether or not one should put trust into other people. The article cite examples of people doing good things for others yet still getting 'screwed over' in the end. I thought of the visual of someone giving 'a flower of trust' to someone else yet the flower itself becomes the source of the pain.
I also wanted to really experiment with a VERY limited palette. I think there are only 2 or 3 blues, white and a splash of red. I used a sepia pen for the line work.