Ostrification…

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Back when the world was young a selfish seed was sown. It plunged its roots deep, taking in more nutrients than it should and depriving the flora amongst which it flourished, till finally, tall and proud, it experienced a new sensation – thirst.

For generations to come, children played under its pale branches, never stopping to wonder why it was the only tree to stand petrified in a sea of green.

 

Written for: Twittering Tales

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5 responses to “Ostrification…

  1. Wow! Wonderful story Martin. So good! 😊

  2. I always know I’ll read something brilliant when I come here.
    Well done!

  3. Good one, Martin. I thought the tree looked dead too.

  4. A story withy a powerful message. Nice one.

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