Skip to main content

Writing Start 2

 hello

something

where

bear

plants

trees

outside

dirt

grass

animals


trees perspective


At first it was dark. I was contained, but I new what to do. I began stretching out, pushing through the dirt. I could feel the moist soil all around me. Then suddenly part of me burst out into light. I could feel the rays on my first leaf as it spread out. The light moved quickly and faded to darkness in the West, but reappeared just as quickly in the East. This cycle, I call them days and nights, continued for some time.


In the meantime I continued to expand, both through the moist soil and out into the air. I grew a few more leaves and stretched higher into the air. I was able to move my leaves just fast enough so I could feel the light for the whole day from East to West. This continued for many cycles. 


Then I began to notice the days changing. The dark portion was getting longer and the light portion getting shorter. The air was also getting much colder during the dark portions. It was hurting my leaves. I stopped getting energy from them. Then they began to fall off. Over the course of a few dozen days they were all gone.


I stood motionless not knowing what to do, for what seemed like a long time. The days got very dark and cold. I had no leaves. My roots had stopped growing. I assumed the end would come soon. How much longer could I survive like this.


Then I began to notice something. The light portion of the day seemed to grow longer. The air was getting warmer. Soon I began to grow buds, the beginnings of new leaves. My roots were expanding again. Searching through the ground for new rich soil and moisture. I encountered rocks and various creatures moving so fast through the soil I could barely perceive them.


I grew new leaves, I had eight of them now. I expanded further up and out into the air. I never dreamed I could get this big. Little did I know then, the future I had in store.


Once again the light began to grow shorter and the temperature lower. I was somewhat frightened. This time, not from the unknown, but because I knew what was coming. At least I thought I did. Then I lost my leaves for a second time and began to wait for the warm days to return.


Sometime during these cold days something brushed against me. It happened so fast I could barely sense it. Afterward I was not the same. One of my small branches had been broken. I knew for sure I would not survive. I could never be the same again. Without that branch I wouldn't have enough leaves, even if I made it to the warm days again.


The days continued, however, and began to get warm and bright again. Once again, I started growing new branches and buds for new leaves. The broken branch was soon replaces by two new branches, and I quickly forgot about it. This warm cycle, I call it summer, passed and the next cold cycle, winter, followed.


Several more summers and winters went by. I was growing larger every time. I had a few hundred leaves by now. Then one time during the bright warm part of summer something horrible happened. A creature or some other force came in a whirlwind and plucked several dozen of my leaves off. In an instant I was nearly destroyed.


Using stored energy I began to grow new leaves to replace them, and it happened again. I was distraught for many days, but it didn't happen again that summer. 


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Story Start: Survival At All Costs

This is a story about man-kind facing a disaster that would require making some hard choices. I will probably finish this or a similar story at some point. I also have some other ideas about different situations where people consider changing humans to better face challenges they come up against. Survival at all costs. What does that mean? No price is too high? Survival or the individual? Survival of the species? Survival of life on Earth? If Earth was threatened with destruction, what could we save? Given a deadline of a year, what would we choose to do to give our species, or any life, the best chance for survival. It has just been discovered that a small black hole is approaching our solar system. It will swing around our sun in about two years and disrupt the orbits of all the planets in our solar system. Scientists have calculated the approaching black hole will pull the Earth out into a higher orbit. In approximately a year's time, the surface of the Earth will become inhospi

Patreon Post and Other Updates

I haven't posted here or on Patreon for several months.  Hopefully this will be the start of some new posts. I posted on Patreon today also. I got an email from Patreon about a writers group that is going to be meeting once a week. This motivated me to post again. I'm also going to try attending those meetings. Hopefully that will keep me motivated to keep writing. That's all for today.

Meditation Post

  I just added something on Patreon that I wrote today. It is a story about meditation. It was just something quick I came up with based on some of my own experience. I'll post a portion of it here. I have meditated many times before, but the last one was very different. I sat down on the floor in front of the couch and crossed my legs, as I often do. I closed my eyes and searched with my mind. I could feel the window and the grass and trees beyond. I could feel the life outside watching me. I tried to reach out further, there was life everywhere. I left my body, as I have done occasionally. My body sat motionless on the floor below me as I floated upwards. I floated up further through the ceiling, glimpsing my attic, then I saw the roof. Slowly I spun around and the night sky came into view. It was a clear dark night, with no moon visible. The stars were all visible, like pinholes in a black sheet. I continued upwards. I could feel life all around me. Below me on the ground, in t