Goodbye – a tiny tale

She was happy that they had come to visit her. She had watched them play under her shade as kids. As teens, they had tried to climb her branches to snatch her fruit. She rarely got to see them as they passed into their adulthood. Little did she know that they had arrived to see her one last time and say their goodbyes before she was cut down. That day, she became yet another tree sacrificed for mankind’s lust towards construction.

So many trees have been felled to make space for concrete jungles. Development is necessary, but should it be at at a severe cost to the green cover, and potentially our own existence?

This tiny tale was written in response to Sadje’s What Do You See Challenge #93. The What Do You See challenge is to use the picture prompt as inspiration to compose an original story, poem, or a caption. Thank you, Sadje for hosting this challenge.

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a tree trunk. We can see hands placed next to each other along the length of the tree trunk. The hands belong to people of different race, age, and gender.

Image courtesy: Shane Rounce @ Unsplash

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116 thoughts on “Goodbye – a tiny tale

  1. so sadly true and well written to bring awareness Shweta!

    💖💖💖🤗🤗🤗🌈🌈🌈
    “So many trees have been felled to make space for concrete jungles. Development is necessary, but should it be at at a severe cost to the green cover, and potentially our own existence?”

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    1. Yes, it’s an unfortunate reality. In my city, so many trees have been cut to make way for the metro project. The temperature has definitely increased after that and the roads look kind of sad not that there aren’t as many trees as there used to be.

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      1. The price is high for trying to progress forward and truly questionable. It used to be quiet in my backyard until they put a freeway in years ago and now I hear road noise which is so annoying but it was needed.. 😢. Bitter sweet!💖

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  2. I liked this post. It made me think about my cherry and plum trees. I planted them not long after we moved here in 1992. Since then they have watched my son and daughter grow up. They have given us shade and sweet fruit. I think planting a tree requires a vision. Hopefully the trees will be here more years and will be cared for by the new owner when I move on.

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    1. Oh that’s great. You have had them for so long. I hope that they will never have to face the fate of the tree in my story. I am glad that this story brought back many fond memories for you. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. Take care, David 🤗😊

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