FFfAW – Week of February 9, 2016 – The Tree


My girl and I have been coming to this same seat for as long as we have been courting. A long time.

It’s our seat.

Then the tree moved in and plonked itself on one end.

To make matters worse it shakes its leaves over our end of the seat.

It’s most inconsiderate.

It will grudgingly allow us to sit on the three quarters it didn’t occupy but its rough trunk is enough to put aside any romantic intentions we both have. Every time we get close it rustles its leaves and leans in on me.

As for conversation that is all but impossible. We have to whisper in our respective ears but that is fraught with danger as it leans across threatening to upset the balance of bottoms on the seat.

Tonight though I have my new shiny chain saw to make a few changes with.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/fffaw-week-of-february-9-2016/

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39 Responses to FFfAW – Week of February 9, 2016 – The Tree

  1. I’m laughing out loud! Hahaha! I didn’t notice that tree until I read your story. Hahaha! That is very rude of that tree. I’m glad you are taking a chain saw after it. I think it will make very good match sticks. LOL!!!

  2. samratkel says:

    This is brilliant, it is so funny and that tree does look like it is sitting on the end of the bench!!

  3. “You obviously aren’t a tree hugger,” she laughed.

  4. Not a very happy camper is he now?

  5. Sonya says:

    Yes indeed, how very inconsiderate of the tree. Very funny 😀

  6. swritings says:

    Haha! This was a really fun read! 🙂

  7. How rude of the tree! A good piece of fun 🙂

  8. afairymind says:

    Such an inconsiderate tree! A very fun story, Michael. 🙂

  9. LOL! 😀 This is a really fun read! The tree has learnt its lesson the hard way. 🙂

  10. jademwong says:

    Oh gosh, is the chain saw REALLY necessary? Seems a bit extreme, so says my inner treehugger. This was such a fun story to read though. Loved the grumpy narration 😀

  11. rosemawrites says:

    Witty you! HAHAHA! I pity the inconsiderate tree, though! 😀

  12. athling2001 says:

    Nice turn around at the end. Thanks for the laugh.

  13. BarbCT says:

    Brilliantly funny! I needed the laugh today.

  14. mandibelle16 says:

    Haha. Love this. The tree must have really bothered him. So much that he is using a chainsaw on it so he can get some love from his lady. Great story Michael.

  15. milliethom says:

    What a clever and different interpretation of the prompt! That tree is totally selfish and determined to keep the two lovebirds apart. The man’s right – the chainsaw’s the only way forward! Great story, Michael …very funny.

  16. rogershipp says:

    I hate it when Mother Nature has to listen in on all my conversations! Loved it!!

  17. Quite a different angle. I had to look at the picture again 🙂

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