Secrets of the Forest

The image below is from Janek-Sedlar at DeviantArt and is the subject of Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.
For the visually challenged writer, the image is of two bare, misshapen trees deep inside a forest.
For months, she had followed them and watched their dalliances, seething in the undergrowth as their unbridled passions were spent.
Could he not see her love, hear her beating heart, feel her body burning?
It was unfair!
Stealing herself away from the copse, she turned to the old ways of witchcraft.
Gathering what was necessary, she returned to her hovel and set to work.

It was a time for celebration, the warm rains could not diminish their joy.
With arms raised high, the two jived and danced under the leafy canopy.
In a few months, there would be the cry of a newborn, and their world would be complete.
Such was their abandon, they did not notice a pair of watching eyes, green with envy and dark with malice.
The liquid had been sprinkled in readiness around their special place.
Words were whispered, calling upon the dark forces to rid her of her rival.
The joyous melody faded, leaving the echo of brittle bark as the two figures reached for each other, bound together in eternity as they hardened and became one with the forest.
The silver glimmer retreated into the foliage, not strong enough to eradicate the spell completely, but with enough magic to ensure the two lovers would always be together.
The final ounce of her power was tossed into the bracken turning the assailant to stone with a silent scream.

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 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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17 Responses to Secrets of the Forest

  1. Ramya Vivek says:

    Speechless! You have a great imagination!

  2. Fandango says:

    Wow, what a tale you have weaved, Di. Extraordinary!

  3. murisopsis says:

    You are really on a roll! I love the way you unfolded this story!

  4. Sadje says:

    You took what we saw and turned it into a wonderful story.

  5. Carol anne says:

    Beautiful! A great story di! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

  6. Wow, Di. Such an enchanting tale. Beautifully written

  7. Superbly crafted, Di! ๐Ÿ˜

  8. willowdot21 says:

    This is such a great story and the jealous one also got her desserts. ๐Ÿ’œ

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