I had so much fun last time with this group – am doing it again


I really don’t have time as going on holiday in two days –but I couldn’t resist — my impulse control is turned off.



Answer the question – Why do birds suddenly appear?

in 42 words exactly


The forest.

Dark, silent.

No breeze rustles the leaves.

Rotting, decaying stench.


The townspeople cower in fear, whispers circulate.

A figure stands clothed in white with raised hand.

The shadows dissolve. Vegetation sprouts, green and alive. A bird sings its song.





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18 Responses to Forest

  1. jenbrunett says:

    Ominous to glorious. Love.

  2. M. L. Sexton says:

    From darkness to light. Beautiful.

  3. There’s hope in this one. I feel hopeful. Nicely done!

  4. Marcy says:

    I like the contrast between the decaying stench and the new growth.

  5. jabeardrf says:

    I really like the transitional flow.

  6. A Wrter says:

    good transition…:)

  7. Shailaja /Doting Mom says:

    Nice juxtaposition of life and death here!

    Shailaja’s post

  8. Geeta Nair says:

    There is always light at the other end. Lovely take on the prompt Sue.

  9. Christine says:

    I think this is a rather sinister scene, even with the return of the light and the birds singing. Very cool little story. Thanks for linking it up!

    • Sue says:

      that was my intention – and the figure clothed in white is a witch – but hard to define with 42 words – thank you!

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