FFfAW – Tree Hugger

If you cut this tree down you must cut through me because I am going to continue to hug it!”

“Look lady, we are just here to do a job, please let us do our job!”

“No, you cannot cut this tree down! I won't allow it.”

“But your landlord wants it cut down and it is our job to do just that.”

Suddenly, bugs started falling off the tree into my hair and I screamed,


“Now will you let us do our jobs?”

I didn't answer.

Instead, I leave devastated that the bugs were killing my tree.


Thank you Shivangi for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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74 thoughts on “FFfAW – Tree Hugger

  1. Very creative, loved the funny twist at the end. Lady seems to be real heroic. I had almost similar feelings when the tree were being cut but I did not act on it. Fun as well as great read!

  2. I hope that she planted ‘three’ new young trees. At millennium year the village I now live planted several hundred trees.

  3. So sad for her, but at least they were not cutting down a healthy tree that could live forever! I’m a tree lover also, but I doubt I would have the conviction to hug a tree to keep it from being cut down…mainly because I know it would not really save the tree from being cut down. Enjoyable read, Joy! πŸ™‚

  4. This reminds me of a tree-hugger friend from my uni years who protested because a local farmer cut down some trees. It turned out they had a disease, and he’d cut them down to stop it spreading to any others. Sometimes it’s a good idea to find out why a tree is being taken down before you make a spectacle of yourself! A good story, PJ. πŸ™‚

  5. poor tree – never asked for the bugs to get into it so badly – wonder if there was a way around it – should have called the tree doctor. love the sweet story you posted here PJ!

  6. At the end of the day, cutting the tree was actually the best line of action. But I do understand herpointm it’s hard to let go of something you’ve been so attached to.

  7. Ugh bugs!! Poor tree….boy that was an awfully large tree to hug!! It’s a shame they couldn’t have treated and saved the tree instead. Maybe the landlord will plant a new one! πŸ™‚

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