Tree of Life

Friday Fictioneers for March 28.

The challenge: Write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt.

Play along by writing your own, reading others and/or commenting on the flashes we fictioneers create.

My piece weighs in this week at 96 words.

 

Copyright John Nixon

Copyright John Nixon

 

Tree of Life

Abigail found solace in the limbs of the olive tree. It became an audience for her deepest ponderings. As her grieving father became more distant, Abigail and the tree became closer. She used to wonder if this were the same olive tree that gave hope to Noah after the Great Flood.

Abigail absently caresses the branches of her tree. A pang across her midsection yanks her from reverie. She catches her breath, leans against the tree for support. She wonders if it will be a father to her child as it was a mother to her.