Friday Fictioneers: 2nd February 2018

Details of Rochelle’s challenge can be found here:
https://rochellewisoff.com/2018/01/31/2-february-2018/

The image is one of her own.

In the tiny hamlet, villagers were sad to see their only tree felled, but it had been a unanimous decision for safety reasons rather than profit.
What was planned was that each household would have a palette of firewood derived from the Great Oak and that twenty or so circles would be put to one side for their future.

Master Graham took great care with these selected pieces, as it had fallen to him to carve woodland animals or scenes from each for sale in the Big City.
The proceeds would be used to replace the Great Oak with saplings.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 2nd February 2018

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    What a satisfying resolution. Nice.

  2. Alice Audrey says:

    Capitalism at work.

  3. Martin Cororan says:

    Circle of life and all that…

  4. James says:

    Unfortunately one felled tree takes so long to replace.

  5. Well at least they’re making the best of losing the tree!

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  6. Lovely sentiment. I wish more people were so community-minded. I think it’s something being lost these days.

  7. Dale says:

    One tree felled in exchange for a few saplings seems like a great idea.

  8. pennygadd51 says:

    I like the way you make sure we understand that the tree had become unsafe. It’s sad that it had to go, but the villagers seem to be making something positive out of it.

  9. Sensible solution. Her in India, we see so many cases of people dying or getting injured by tree branches or trees themselves falling on them, especially during the rainy season.

  10. What a wonderful idea. I’d buy one!

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  11. granonine says:

    A village of sensible people. How wonderful!

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