Far away from the tree #FridayFictioneers


They chopped and slivered every magnificent tree that their eyes fell upon. The insects danced and feasted around the shavings.

´What a fall´, they lamented.

Far away from the tree, the tree spirits reincarnated in a new city. Rising skyscrapers, homes, schools, hospitals and somebody´s paraphernalia.

Death is a hoax.

(Word Count: 51)

Inspired by one of Rumi´s sayings – “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

For this week´s Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The fun challenge is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt. This week´s photo prompt is provided by Rochelle Wisoff. Anyone can participate! 


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Tina Sequeira
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  1. Interesting story! I wish you were right about death being a hoax – that’s fiction for you. 🙂

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    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    • Hi Susan! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! You´re right! Death per se is a reality But again, what falls shalt rise again albeit in another form..:) Life and Death are two sides of the same coin. At least, that´s my conviction! Keep reading and Cheers!

  2. An esoteric take. Nicely done.

  3. I wonder what will rise from the ashes when the city is destroyed. Trees? A thought-provoking piece indeed Tina

    • Hi Keith! You know, I was so expecting this comment 🙂 That´s surely a question to ponder upon given our global climate change crisis. But, I veered away from giving too many connotations to the tiny tale. This one can be seen with a philosophical (and even supernatural) lens. Glad you liked the story and keep reading and sharing your thoughts. Cheers! 🙂

  4. An interesting way to look at death. Thought provoking Tina.

  5. Interesting take on the photo.

  6. One door closes, another opens – not always in a way we expect. Why not life after death?

  7. How fascinating that your take is the complete antithesis of many of the other FF stories this week. That’s refreshing! A clear and very concise little tale.

  8. An interesting take on the prompt… though I must say, I prefer the tree to the skyscraper 😉

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