Stories tagged “trees”

  • Star of Bethlehem

    He looked confident, but the way he clung to her hand told her otherwise. Their entwined fingers, green and pink, made a strange contrast. They stood before a tree that was also a person and also a cradle for the galaxy. Ten thousand years hung heavily...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • The Trees are Different Here

    Theodore sat deeply, silently, attentively within the old avocado tree, on a low, horizontal limb, ensconced by so many shades of green and brown and gray that all other colors were imaginary. Various, unseen atomies skittered beneath the floor of desi...

  • Nature's Wonder

    Zarek sat peacefully in the grass, watching the dark clouds as they devoured the blue sky above him. Rain and more thunder soon followed, but he still sat where he was, listening to the sounds of nature. Behind the rumbling thunder and the unrelenting ...

  • Breaking Rules

    I’ve been coming here since I was six, and I’ve been riding double blacks since I was ten. I found the trails on accident, and I’ve only run into a couple of people. Of course, ski patrol keeps an eye on it to make sure no one goes back there, bu...

  • Catalpa

    Rain falls hard on the canopy of broad catalpa trees. Their broad leaves make hallow sounds as great drops hit them. They are like green umbrellas, but individually useless for stopping the rain. The huge drops propel through them by bending them back ...

  • 10:13 AM, Found a Sprout in My Garden

    Cold grey air came wafting out the hole made by two great pines. A moment later the fog would get sucked back in, right into the deep of the wood, and then back out, slow and sickly. Drunk trees leaned out of the earth on either side of the hole, twist...

  • The New Universe Order

    Every planet has a specific purpose. Asop-5 is a residential planet. If any citizen not assigned labour there tries working whilst on the planet, they would be fined so many credits their bank accounts would be sore. To work, you have to go to a planet...

    • Author: ahobday
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Where are you Green?

    Stroll outside And you will see Exactly what is missing To me. For the trees Are dead. The trees Are brown And creak lifelessly Barely a sound. The winter is bleak For no colors will grow. The only excitement bearing Is fresh fallen snow. The thing I d...

  • Of Steeples, Streets, and Childhood

    The steeple of Liscum Road Parrish loomed over my neighborhood. Most of the time, it felt like it loomed over my entire childhood. As I got older I realized it was just a trick of how the streets wound up arranged, all fanning out from town center so t...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Child's View of Trees at Night

    Their eyes are dull, the spark long gone, but still their stench remains. Among the graves and cold headstones, Beneath the waning moon, Under the starry sky that lights the ground with ever dimming lights, I have seen unimaginable things, I have seen ...

  • Sand, Surf, and Sun (homophone challenge)

    Beaches. They have sand, sun, and surf. There is one thing they lack however, and it is a travesty. There are plenty of suntanned, lotioned pecs and bikini clad volley ballers diving for a spike. But no matter how long I spent in the sun, surf, and san...

  • I Am Not Dreaming

    “I am not dreaming,” Alex said aloud to himself, though no one heard. He blinked hard. Ricky was on the floor, chalk covered hands twitching at his sides. Mrs. Hubbard obscured his artwork as she leaned over him, a look of panicked concern ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • voice

    i have a no voice the trees breath for me, in and out their deep sighs of life and love i have no voice the sun, it speaks for me telling story after story of what is to come i have no voice the grass makes sounds for me murmuring syllables from dewy ...

  • A Dislike of Trees

    David was excited – they’d never been to the Tree Museum before. They’d spent the morning playing at the park – swinging on the ropes and frames, the dust on their suits sparkling in the eerie sunlight filtering through the dark...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Tree Song

    If it were possible for trees to speak, then this would be their song. Not just oak trees, or willow, but every tree. From the far eastern shores of the world to the west. Shore and mountain. From seed to mighty giant they would sing. And their words w...

    • Author: Abby (LoA)
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The River

    They took a walk off the beaten path one Sunday afternoon, and he carved her name into a tree by the river. “We’ll come back someday and find it” he promised, and she believed him. But two years later they had gone their separate ways. Five yea...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fall Colors

    Orange, yellow, and red Paint the lush scene in the trees. Softly, fall breezes.

  • Desk #9: Juan de Silva

    Juan de Silva sat in the back of the classroom, mercifully forgotten. After the label of the foreigner had lost its luster in the eyes of his less tactful peers, Juan found solace in sinking into the woodwork. It was nice there; the echoes of “Jo...

  • Encroachment

    “What are we going to do about them?” the Forest King asked. “We need to destroy them, before they cut any trees down!” Rokan said. Rokan was the leader of the centaur clan that lived in the forest. His top half was tan and musc...

    • Author: Charlie K
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Calling Woods

    I glanced over my shoulder at my father struggling to get the luggage off the car. Now’s my chance. I shifted my eyes back to beckoning forest. My feet flew over the brown frostbitten grass to the leafless trees stretching up to the sky. Out of nowhe...

  • The Cold Sets In

    My breath hung in the air before my eyes. As I walked the fallen brown leaves crunched under my feet and the bare tree from which they feel stretched high over my head to hold up a sparkling canopy of stars. The moon over head shining down through the ...

  • The Blowing Snow

    A cold winters wind wove through the trees and with it the first flakes of snow began to fall. The world around me began the fade as the approaching clouds blotted out the moon. I found myself backed into a tree, pushed by the darkness itself. I could ...

  • Glowing Eyes

    The yellow glowing eyes stood out against the trees, piercing the darkness and falling snow. As it moved closer lush, silvery white fur seemed to materialize out of the snow itself. I stood up with my back already against the tree as the creature conti...

  • Alone Again

    I don’t know how long I was sleeping there, but I didn’t wake up until I felt the wolf lift his head and look around. I looked to the sky which was just beginning to turn purple in the early dawn. My guardian was intently watching far off i...

  • Condition Fulfilled

    There it stood, not a stone’s throw away from my hiding place, painfully recognizable, even to untrained eyes. In the midst of this old forest, the twin trees reached upwards a distance before gently bowing toward one another, meeting in a perfec...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5