Time to Write: picture prompt 26 April

Details of Rachel’s challenge can be found here

The tree had stood for over a hundred years in the village park, and now some outsider had complained it was blocking their view. The tree was there before their house, but oh no, money talks, and before anyone could do anything about it, the fellers were there with their chipper and had cut it down.
The village residents went back generations and were more of a family than a community, so when a meeting was held to discuss what could be done, ancient books and remedies were consulted.
Within a week, the stump had started to sprout new life.
However, this did not reach upwards, but stretched towards the outsider’s home.
Unchecked, it soon enveloped it in fast growing ivy, reaching into the crevices and nooks of the foundations and building itself.
The owner was plagued with subsidence and structural damage, and within two years, put his house on the market. The lush rich ivy was described as an attractive feature, but only the villagers knew it had a hidden agenda.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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13 Responses to Time to Write: picture prompt 26 April

  1. TanGental says:

    agh, I can see Peter Cushing in that movie…

  2. Sadje says:

    Very good imaginative story. Served them right.

  3. Ashley says:

    Great story! Love how the tree got revenge, it was a great story. Really makes you wonder why we kill our trees, even though they are so beautiful.

  4. Noellie says:

    Love the story and ivy.

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