Sunday, 4 January 2015

Eleventh Drabble of Christmas - Peace on Earth, Good Will to All Trees by Ken Magee


For the penultimate drabble of Christmas Ken Magee highlights one of the horrors of Christmas:

Peace on Earth, Good Will to All Trees by Ken Magee

The big fir stood tall, watching over his siblings; mere saplings really. Heaven.

Then the men with chainsaws arrived; cutting a swathe through the forest. Soon it was his turn. The harsh metal teeth ripped into his bark. They tore through his trunk. He fell; felled. He screamed silently for his mother; Mother Nature.

He was tossed unceremoniously onto a truck with other fallen comrades.

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Then he was standing again, but the sky was gone. No wind. No friends. His roots amputated. Glittery foreign objects weighed heavy on his branches. This was hell on earth.

“Please let me die.”

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