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The Stump

They gathered around the stump, some eyes wet, some eyes hard.

“This tree,” said the eldest, “meant many different things to each of us. We all have reason to mourn it.”

There were some sniffles.

“Now,” said the eldest, “auction’s open! Who wants to bring this hunk o’ wood home?”


This story was based on the prompt “the stump” at TypeTrigger.

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: If a Tree Falls

“If a tree falls in the jungle,” said my captor, “no one can hear you scream.”

I¬†slowly loosened¬†my bonds. “I think you’re misquoting that.”

He snorted, hacking at the tree with his axe.

He was right. I fled as the tree crushed him, and I heard no screams.