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Sometimes I walk

May 2, 2022

Over at the Ragtag Daily Prompt the word of the day is STUMP.

Sometimes I walk a path that takes me past this stump. This isn’t a creek or stream or pond, it’s like a swampy place where rainwater drains. I know that because there’s a metal culvert about 30 yards away and because the water is stagnant and it’s only wet like this in the spring.

Pretty soon we’ll have a week of sunny skies, and the trees and bushes will leaf out and the water will dry up and the stump will be surrounded by a lot of mud, and then just plain dirt. Goofy squirrels will bury nuts they’ll never find again in the dirt that might someday turn into a new tree.

About a year ago I started to write a story about this stump, but I never finished it.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2022 7:26 am

    Because you were stumped? 😆

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  2. May 2, 2022 11:17 am

    Curious, your stump looks as though it had been rather carefully “girdled”.

    Like

  3. May 2, 2022 2:16 pm

    A story about a tree stump? Apparently we have something in common!

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