#Flashfiction – Trees

The enormous tree drew her. Its branches reached up into the bright, blue sky, far above its fellows. She knew only too well that all of the trees were nourished with the flesh of humans deemed by society to be wasteful squanderers, but she still admire this particular tree’s tenacity in beating its competition and achieving such great proportions. She thought of another tree. The one she had seen on the eve of the Great War after the bombs had rained down. She recalled the tendrils of fire running up its wide trunk and licking greedily at its branches.

May 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that goes in search of trees. It can be one particular tree, a grove, woods, or forest. What makes the tree worth seeking? Go where the prompt leads!

You can join in the prompt here: https://carrotranch.com/2019/05/16/may-16-flash-fiction-challenge/

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35 thoughts on “#Flashfiction – Trees

  1. I love this little story! I don’t understand how you fit a particular number of words and made it seem like you were neither cutting nor reaching. (Because, yes, I couldn’t help but count all 99 words.) Awesome.:-)

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  2. This so reminds me of a tree that survived the World Trade Center bombing….
    I think the moved it to a special location away from people so it could grow stronger with intentions of returning it to it’s original spot.

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