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My first try at creative non-fiction! :)

Wooden History

April 23, 2021

One summer I woke to the songbirds nested outside my window singing. I felt nauseous from their beauty (or the disrupted sleep) and anxious to join in their festivity, let my soul melt through the frigid walls of my house. I took note of their bright colours and the way their voices waltzed. They called that tree with spiraling white flowers home and nibbled at the ink cherries sprouted throughout.

They did not ration their hunger but rather fed till their bellies were dyed. I wanted a cherry: the tender skin and plump flesh called out to me, I could already taste the juice staining my teeth. But it felt selfish to ask the ancient tree to sacrifice more than it had already donated. 

Instead, I sucked my tongue on the history the withered wood must have seen spanning its life. It had lived through more stories than I could ever read. Been granted more wisdom than I could ever attain. The only motif that matters was those extending arms of hope and folds of tranquility.

At that moment I felt jealous of the tree who had given so much and still had more to give.


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  • Deleted User

    Wow this is gorgeous!! I love how you tied in that idea in the last line so smoothly and perfectly. And your descriptions are breathtaking: "I felt nauseous from their beauty" and "Let my soul melt through the frigid walls of my house."
    I can't believe this is your first try at non-fiction! It doesn't seem that way at all. You should definitely write more stuff like this :D
    re; Oh dear you read my very first piece--the cringe. My writing has gotten SO much better. Ugh... (but thank you for being able to find nice things to say about it...you're so kind :D)
    Oh that's a great idea actually!! If I have time I would love to do that. And no that's totally fine--short chapters are pretty fire honestly :)
    I'm super excited!!

    5 months ago
  • Awesome Sienna

    Did you get it?

    5 months ago
  • Lata.B

    Oh this is gorgeous <3

    5 months ago
  • Odyssey

    Beautiful :)

    5 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    Re: oh yay!! I’m excited to hear more about it (but take as much time as you need) :)

    5 months ago