Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Prompt Tuesday #20

Every Tuesday I post a writing prompt and my response. It gives me a chance to exercise my writing muscles outside of my WIP, and hopefully inspire you to write. So enjoy my flash fiction piece and post your own in the comments!


Source: The Writer's Idea Book inspired by the last prompt on page 47./p>

Write a piece from the perspective of a tree.


I stretch my long branches slightly and they groan in protest. The sunlight on my leaves feels invigorating after the long rains. I feel strong and alive. The damp soil around my roots is full of worms, shifting around in the dirt. A bird, whose nest is in my lower branches, wakes and calls to her mate. Ants, like a tiny threads, run up my trunk. Today is a good day.


  1. I don't think I'd be a good tree. Worms, birds, and ants are not my cup of tea. :)

  2. I love how ALIVE your descriptions are!