Sunday Photo Fiction – June 16, 2019

Many thanks to Susan for hosting another Sunday Photo Fiction challenge.
This week’s photo is courtesy of Lakshmi Bhat
They called it the Lying Tree.
Couples vowed their loyalty, faithfulness and undying love to each other, then nicked their forefingers and spread their united blood on the trunk.
Most were happy for several years, but should the trunk start to sprout, misfortune and deceit were afoot, and punishment forthcoming.
There was no leniency as twine was snaked around the trunk to secure offenders to the The Lying Tree which acted as judge, jury and executioner.
Surprisingly, no new growths had been spotted for over a hundred years.

88 words

About pensitivity101

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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14 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – June 16, 2019

  1. What a great idea. That would make a great book.

  2. Sadje says:

    A great take on the prompt! A tree like that would be so valuable

  3. wildchild47 says:

    but well done and conceived story Di!

  4. Brilliant! However did you come up with that?

    Click to read my tale!

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