14th Feb 2019 #TellTaleThursday

Rules are simple-

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

Use the picture given below as the prompt for your story.  Write bold, write unusual! Have Fun!



On an Oak Tree

The smell of the moss, the green hues used to be soothing to her senses. However, that day they pricked her soul. The chill ran through her body at the sight. But  her crimson coat obediently covered her goosebumps. The forest was never silent. But today an eerie silence, almost a sinister silence, had engulfed the forest.

Her eyes were fixated at the base of the oak’s trunk since she didn’t dare to look up. The fear flowed through her veins and poured through her eyes in the form of tears.

The animals followed the rules. It was human who rebelled, who fought the unholy battle and justified their acts.

Even in her state, she noticed the ominous anthracnose which would soon cause the tree’ death. The tree did not fight back. It followed the rules of nature, submitted to its fate, accepted its destiny. The autumn was not far, and the deciduous tree had started the preparation already. Despite knowing that it would be the last autumn, it would ever see. Still, neither it tried to  hold on to its leaves, or held any grudges. It respectfully followed nature’s law.

She could not run. What she lacked in strength, she made up in courage. And though it required all her energy, she slowly mustered the courage and looked up. The silhouette of a man was unmistakable. It had left the body but had not left the world yet. The Ghost audaciously defied nature’s laws.

8 thoughts on “14th Feb 2019 #TellTaleThursday

  1. Oh God, Priya, what a description. Now I will have the nightmares of the upside hanging ghost. I remember watching a small snippet from the movie Conjuring where there are bodies hanging from the tree, that image is still with me after years and still so powerful and scary.

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