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The original game of using daisy petals or the Daisy Oracle, did come from a story: Goethe's Faust part one of which was actually completed in 1806. Since flowers were always associated with love they became a symbol of the game showing love. This link goes over the origin and how it was quoted in the story: http://treasuryislands.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/origins-the-daisy-oracle-he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not/
I hope this answers your question regarding what story it originated from.