Mondays Finish the Story – Sept. 21st, 2015 – Envy


Finish the story begins with:  “She lived in a mango tree.” And was insanely jealous of the others in the street. Marcy McMango felt like the poor cousin. Next door the Beachams lived in their beech tree. Her one desire in life was to live in a beech tree along with the rolling surf and the sandy beaches. She’d been lumbered with a mango tree, which every year bore the one fruit she hated. Not only that but in summer when they were in season the weight of the fruit caused he branches to bend and at times during the summer storms she’d be out pulling fruit from the over laden branches for fear the whole tree-house would collapse.

She was also envious of the Oakwoods and the Olives whose majestic homes held pride of place in the neighbourhood.

One night her sense of want overcame her and taking her trusty chain saw attacked the Beachams only to be swallowed by the rising tide.


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25 Responses to Mondays Finish the Story – Sept. 21st, 2015 – Envy

  1. How can anyone not like mango?

  2. Lyn says:

    Silly woman! Fancy not liking mangoes 😮 She could have made a fortune if she’d played her cards er… mangoes right. The first tray of mangoes auctioned last year at the Sydney fruit market, went for $26,000. I love the look of the house though.

  3. I agree who doesn’t like mangoes! Quirky story Michael, enjoyed.

  4. tnkerr says:

    Ha, ha. Beachams, Oakwoods, and Olives. Wonderful story.

  5. The grass is always greener or the leaves are always greener on the other tree. Very fanciful.

  6. Nortina S. says:

    Loved the puns! 😀

  7. Haha! This was a cute story. I loved how you named the tree inhabitants by the tree they lived in. Sounds like the Beachams got the last laugh!

  8. Oliana says:

    WoW! I was not expecting that one!! karma!

  9. Sally says:

    Lovely story, great use of names!

  10. babso2you says:

    Those poor Beacham’s! What Marcy McMango does not realize are the unusual properties of the mango. Did you know that it makes ones bark like a dog followed by incessant scratching the sides? She should leave a boat load at the Beacham’s door! Thank you for participating in the Mondays Finish the Story challenge. Be well… ^..^

  11. India would be in trouble if more people didn’t like mangoes. I myself love them. Sad to hear she drowned. I wonder who’ll live in her tree now. 🙂 — Suzanne

  12. rogershipp says:

    Jealousy will get you no where. Well done!

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