May 16: Flash Fiction Challenge – Lookout Hill


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!

The last of the lover’s trees stood resiliently on top of Lookout Hill. Only two remained as all the other trees had been razed to the ground by irate fathers protecting their virginal daughter’s virtue, as well as their own name in the town.

Lookout Hill had been the haunt of so many assignations over the generations. Many of the town’s inhabitants had been conceived under one or other of the trees standing there. It also had its tragic side as several lovers had also met their ends there.

If those trees could speak, what tales they might tell.



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8 Responses to May 16: Flash Fiction Challenge – Lookout Hill

  1. crimsonprose says:

    Yea, trees are the special friend of lovers. Like your story

  2. Charli Mills says:

    So much in this story, Michael. Yes, if only those last two trees could talk.

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