May 16: Flash Fiction Challenge – Tree Of Memories

Charli’s Carrot Ranch 99-word Fiction prompt:

May 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that goes in search of trees. It can be one particular tree, a grove, woods, or forest. What makes the tree worth seeking? Go where the prompt leads!

Tree of Memories

I need to find it.
I know it’s here somewhere.
We used to visit here regularly when we were courting.
Where is that tree?
I think it was an Oak.
Huge sprawling branches that created a vast canopy, under which we used to sit, backs resting against the thick, sturdy trunk.
It was here we had our first kiss.
Here, we professed our love.
Here, you proposed.
Is it this one? My fingers trail over the rough bark. A spark of memory.
Yes, here.
Here, my love, I’ll lay you to rest, scattered amongst the memories of our love.

27 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Charli Mills
    May 22, 2019 @ 23:09:23

    A tree that witnessed life, love, and passing. Sometimes we need such a witness. Beautiful flash, Ritu!

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  3. Jennie
    May 19, 2019 @ 13:19:11

    Oh my goodness! How beautiful, Ritu! ❀️

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  4. Norah
    May 19, 2019 @ 08:06:40

    Ah, that last line brings out all the meaning that is needed – so bittersweet.

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  5. H.R.R. Gorman
    May 19, 2019 @ 01:04:06

    A memorable response.

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  6. robbiesinspiration
    May 18, 2019 @ 16:32:19

    I can relate to this post, Ritu. It is nice to find things from the past that hold good memories for us.

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  7. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    May 18, 2019 @ 16:03:02

    What a fine place to end up. Well done, the twist was perfect.

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  8. joylennick
    May 18, 2019 @ 11:23:36

    Poignant and so touching xx .

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  9. Image Earth Travel
    May 18, 2019 @ 07:17:26

    Great twist!

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  10. syl65
    May 18, 2019 @ 04:19:06

    Beautiful, poignant and touching ending Sister ❀

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    May 17, 2019 @ 23:09:42

    Oh, so romantic

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  13. willowdot21
    May 17, 2019 @ 22:40:19

    Beautiful Sis.πŸ’œ

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