54. Atop the ruins of the giant art deco building

Atop the ruins of the giant art deco building stood a lonely tree amid the weeds. No-one noticed it, no-one admired it, no-one was struck by its beauty. It just stood there. Small, slender and overlooked.



Read the rest of the tale and 100 more stories in 300 words or less in YOU’RE GETTING SLEEPY, THE HYPNOTIST’S APPRENTICE YAWNED.

Available at the Createspace Store, at amazon.com, amazon.co.uk or any other Amazon store in your territory.  E-book is also available.

Tagged , , , , ,

5 thoughts on “54. Atop the ruins of the giant art deco building

  1. Mercilo Daviss says:

    Excellent use of the rule of three in this story.

  2. A great idea, well constructed. If I were you I might think about expanding this into a story which shows how Man always ends up destroying Nature. (Just s thought).
    Keep up the good work! Cheers.

  3. Enthralling, intriguing, provocative – what’s the word? I want to see this piece in English textbooks – there would be so many different interpretations. Mine would hinge on the phrase “by the grace of that lonely tree” I’m sure, but my mind is still churning. I didn’t miss the reflection in the verbs (noticed, admired, struck by), and of course the opening and closing – captivating, lyrical writing. I like your style.

  4. b00kreader says:

    I loved this! The repeat of the opening line at the close was very well done.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: