Thursday, May 14, 2015

FFF# 102 Willow's Wisdom

In a 100 words no more or less, here is my 102nd Flasher Fiction Friday. Look to this link to read other great Flasher Fiction posts from great writers. Flasher Fiction Friday



Willow’s Wisdom


In an old town, by a slow moving river, stands a large old Willow tree. Her roots dip into the water as her other roots hold fast to the soft ground to keep her upright.  Willow’s branches blow in the wind as her long leaves dip into the river. She has had many generations care for her. Willow is the oldest of those around her. Other trees look up to her for wisdom and guidance. Willow loves to share stories of her long past. She finds the young trees grow stronger and wiser. She hopes to live another 500 years. 

8 comments:

J.P. Stevens said...

I just love the idea that a tree has thoughts and feelings, as well as many stories to tell. Excellent interpretation of the picture.

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Angelica Dawson said...

There is a lot to learn from the longer lived organisms around us, namely, trees.

Doris O'connor said...

Oh that was so clever. If only those old trees could talk. The stories they would be able to tell :-)

Muffy Wilson said...

Aurora, how very clever. I loved the title, Willow Wisdom. I am a sucker for great titles and that is one. I don't remember you titling your falsh fiction in the past, but I loved it, Willow Wisdom. I am a sucker for a great title and this is one. I loved the idea of longevity and wisdom from generation to generation. Her stately presence. Her leaves trailing in the current. Loved it !

Dariel Raye said...

Love this, Aurora! I'm a tree lover, and always believed they had thoughts and feelings. Very nice :-)

The AfterDark World with Ray Sostre said...

A very interesting take on the flash. Love the creativity you put on here.

Pablo Michaels said...

I love the idea that it is the tree's birthday. Her existence would nicely be included in a story. Her history is long and could relate the stories of those who cared for her. Nicely written.