Tree House – Monday’s Finish the Story Flash Fiction

The  Mondays Finish the Story challenge is to write a short story (100-150) words that contain the first line provided and is related to the photo provided. Here’s mine for this week. Enjoy!

House in Mango Tree“She lived in a mango tree.”

She had always been considered eccentric; choosing to spend her time with animals not people. The many cats that shared her humble abode had never criticized her obsession with birds or teased her about her tangle of red hair. The gentle St Bernard that she had found abandoned by the railroad tracks remained at her side when she sat by the window, drenched in sunlight, hour after hour.

Spring saw the robins return. From her perch, she watched them gather bits of string and straw for their nest. Early summer was spent admiring the darting robins as they fed three tiny mouths. Each day she would rise to the chorus robins, wrens and thrushes; each night she would fall asleep to the call of whip-poor-wills.

All in all the tree house was the perfect place for someone who lived life with their head in the clouds.

Thank you Barbara Beacham for hosting this site and for challenging us every week!


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