In the heart of the forest

For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a wintry scene of snow-covered trees deep within a forest.
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Onward they battled, heads bent against the elements, one painful step at a time.
The young were cold and hungry. The wind and snow wouldn’t let up, but they had to keep going.
Several had already stumbled and been left behind. There was nothing they could do to help. Once fallen, there was no getting up, and they froze where they fell.
It was too far, and the cost great. With one final arctic blast, the colony were halted in their tracks, each heart finally beating its last.

‘But Grandpa. They’re trees!’ Antony whined. ‘Trees don’t have hearts. They’re stuck in the ground and can’t move. It’s a silly story!’
‘To some, maybe. But tell me. Can you not see a face in that tree at the front? Have you ever touched a tree, and wondered why the bark appears warm, even on a cold day? They are all living things Antony, something we sometimes forget. If they could talk, they would have so many stories to tell and secrets to share.’

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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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10 Responses to In the heart of the forest

  1. Fandango says:

    There does appear to be a small face on one of the trees. Or is it just our imagination?

    • Quite. We’ve seen trees with ‘faces’ and the one we adopted in the New Forest had one that looked like a new born babe in the higher branches on one side. Love trees.

  2. Sadje says:

    I saw a few faces in here too. A nice story Di

  3. Carol anne says:

    Love your story Di! Xo

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