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Life stumps


©Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Come with me. I want to show you something.” His ice cold hand wiped her tears away and she felt it as a relief on her warm face. She let him take her hand and followed him unquestioning.

Do you see these stumps?” He pointed at a pile of machine-cut thick stumps lying in a field near the farmhouse. “Imagine the original tree, tall and sturdy. That’s how we enter life. With every passing experience we have, we lose a stump. Becoming wiser all the while. Realise that all that experience we accumulate will be used to light a fire!


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18 thoughts on “Life stumps

  1. The point of good writing is to make you think… 😉


  2. Very profound. I had to take a moment to reflect on that.

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  3. The girl is weeping. His hand is ice-cold. She followed him unquestioning. You use 38 of your precious hundred words to say this, so they’re clearly important details.
    He sounds like a pretty unpleasant man – personally, I wouldn’t trust him an inch.
    The second paragraph gives a very nihilistic message – “All your hard-won experience is actually loss, and will end up being burned”
    It sounds to me like an abuser working to undermine the confidence and personality of his victim…
    Clever story.

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  4. A thought-provoking piece indeed. Nice one.

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  5. What an amazing last line.

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  6. What an insightful message! Thanks for providing a thought-provoking take on the prompt.

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  7. This is soooooo true…

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  8. That’s such an interesting premise – thought provoking and beautifully done.

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    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  9. Sad but true. Good story.

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  10. I loved “Realise that all that experience we accumulate will be used to light a fire!”

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