Friday, March 28, 2014

Nature Call

Copyright - John Nixon

Benjamin followed the irresistible pull of a power he found both unavoidable and irresistible. It spoke to him in his dreams…in his mind through a disjointed language of images and formless concepts.

He trudged on, sensing the end of his long journey. As if by proximity, the indistinct nature of the communication vanished and the voice in his head was clear and calm.

“I have been known as Yggdrasil…the Tree of Knowledge…and so very many, many other names. The future of you and all of your kind is threatened in a way only you can avert...with my help, of course."


This story is written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers flash fiction photo prompt. 

8 comments:

  1. I could use a few fruits from that tree! Probably good food for life.

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  2. interesting, love that you used the Tree of Knowledge, would love to see what adventure your Benjamin would have to take on, as a result of this encounter.

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  3. I like the fact that the tree is talking to him. Weirdly endearing.

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  4. Now that's a responsibility - the fate of humankind....

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  5. Good Job! Very good imagery! Thanks, Nan :)

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  6. Nice cliff-hanger! But by the Rules of Acquisition, shouldn't you have charged me to read it?! ;)

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  7. I wish what comes to my mind would always be clear! :-) You left us hanging quite nicely, Jeffrey.

    janet

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