An Angry Tree

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about fiddling with a powerful spirit, begins after the photo.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Photo by: Madison Woods

An Angry Tree

Sheriff Lasseter winced at the destruction and turned to Daniel Redleaf. “I understand you were the last to speak with Jones.”

“Yeah. I warned him to avoid the Ram-Tree,” said Daniel. “Jones wanted to remove it with his truck.”

“Ram-Tree?”

“It’s an ancient story. A ram ate one last acorn and died of old age. A tree grew up around its bones, and their spirits fused. The Ram-Tree is a powerful spirit, not to be fooled with.”

“But what could wad up a heavy steel pickup truck like tin foil…with the rancher still inside it?”

Daniel shrugged. “An angry tree?”
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Each week, the Friday Fictioneers wander in from the wilderness to write 100 words of flash fiction from a photo prompt. Look here for the prompt and many stories in answer to the photo above: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/27-june-2014-summer-rerun-ii/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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33 Responses to An Angry Tree

  1. Cool story….wouldn’t want to piss THAT tree off! LOL! πŸ™‚

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  2. And did he use a Ram truck??? πŸ™‚

    janet

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  3. Great answer. They should leave the truck there as a warning.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Most definitely. They should post a sign, “This is what happened to the last guy who messed with the tree.” Thank much for the visit, Patrick! πŸ™‚

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  4. Lyn says:

    Mr EagleAye has done it agin. Whatever he’s drinking to give him such wild ideas, I wish he’d bottle it and sell it πŸ˜€

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    • EagleAye says:

      It’s already on sale. I was drinking Odell’s India Pale Ale. Mighty fine stuff if you ask me. 7% alcohol gives it a nice kick to go with the great taste. Thanks so very much, Lyn! πŸ˜‰

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  5. Ypu know you could actually tag this with this week’s Word Press writing challenge as well.

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  6. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear EagleAye, This is so cool and better than awesome! I absolutely love it – what an imagination you have – Pat yourself on the head. Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Nan πŸ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      I would, but I think I sprained something patting myself on the back. πŸ˜‰ So awesome to hear you loved it. I love hearing that. Thank you kindly, Nan! πŸ™‚

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  7. An ancestor to an Ent? This was excellent!

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  8. EagleAye, This is a good story humorous, and well written. Peope tend not to listen to those local legends and then get in big trouble. The moral of this story is “Never make a tree that’s part goat angry.” πŸ™‚ —Susan

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thanks Susan! Yeah people need to pay attention to the world around them a little more. When a guy with a family name of “RedLeaf” comes around and gives you a warning, it’s best to take him seriously. Glad you enjoyed the story, and thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

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  9. blawson834 says:

    Nicely done Eric. I like the supernatural theme.

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  10. I love how he just shrugs and says it like it’s a perfectly normal and believable thing!

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  11. Dear Eric,

    Have I mentioned before that I think you’re one warped individual? I like that in a person. πŸ˜‰ I’ll bet no one will ever mess with that tree again. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! I think you might have mentioned it, but please, shower me with compliments if you must. πŸ˜‰ Yeah this tree will likely have peace for many years to come. Thanks much for stopping in! πŸ™‚

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  12. A.D. Everard says:

    Could you say the tree’s bark was worse than his bite? I’d say so! That’s one tree with attitude! And very tough bark! πŸ˜€

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