May 16: Flash Fiction Challenge

Details of the challenge links are here
https://carrotranch.com/2019/05/16/may-16-flash-fiction-challenge/

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!

It was just one, but in the company of others.
It was an elm, or was it an oak?
It was tall, and had several broken branches, one of which dipped down to the earth as if bowing in servitude.
It was along this path, or was it that one?
No, it was this way, towards the clearing, where it stood magnificent and almost alone.
One mile in, or maybe two? So long ago. It may not even still be there.
I hope so.
We designated it as Our Tree, and buried bottles with love messages in its roots.

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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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8 Responses to May 16: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Sadje says:

    A nice story.

  2. Aww. I loved that the person was searching, and the last line told why. 🙂

    • We adopted a tree in the New Forest, and hope it’s still there as there are indeed two bottles with love messages inside.

      • Wow. A true story. Are you going to look for it??

      • With Mum gone, there’s no call for us to go down south, and the National Trust has taken over so the car parks are no longer free. We know where it is, but probably the pathways we were familiar with have been changed and maybe access is no longer possible. You never know though……………..

  3. Pingback: Seeking Trees « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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