Wednesday, August 15, 2012

#FridayFictioneers Fork

Dear readers and writers,

On Friday, people all over will post their responses to Madison Woods' photo prompt, which you can see here. Do write something and join in!  Mine is below the photo, which is copyrighted by Lura Helms.  I'd be interested in any reactions and/or critiques you have of mine.
cheers,
Laura
Fork
People eat with forks.  They use forks with two, three tines so they can easily lift or stab their bites.  Humans call a split between two of my branches a fork too.  Well, what about a fork in my trunk where some stupid old man wedged a hose joint twenty years ago, forgot all about it, and now I've grown around it until it's almost a part of my structure?  Almost, but not quite.  The hose is rotting and the metal ions leach off and run up and down my xylem, subtle poisons that make me creak in the wind.

17 comments:

Sandra Crook said...

How original was that for a take on the prompt! Good one.

Boomie Bol said...

This is very original, gives so much life to the tree. MIne is here
http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/chidinma-friday-fictioneers-817/

Boomie Bol said...

Vey original, gives the tree more life than it usually gets.

vbholmes said...

Interesting comparison between an eating utensil and the structure of a tree--especially with the hose connection wedged in the fork of the tree like a bite of food would be caught between the tines of its fork.

swirlingturnip said...

Wow, whole new take, I liked it. Now I have to make sure I don't leave anything laying in a tree!

Anonymous said...

I love the viewpoint, the voice of the tree. A wonderfully imaginative use of the photo prompt.

Anonymous said...

The fork utensil vs the fork in the tree. What an interesting and clever POV. I'm 30.

Joanna (Lazuli Portals) said...

What an interesting take! I love trees, and appreciate their energy, but this will expand my perception :)

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

An intriguing take on the prompt. Thanks for commenting on mine.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

An intriguing take on the prompt. Thanks for commenting on mine.

thewritersvillage said...

Wow. Really enjoyed this piece. Very funny.

Two forks up


And I’ll resist any other forking jokes.

Randy

Cindy Marsch said...

Lorelei, I, too, contemplated that "tree growing around the object" image in a first meditation for this assignment, and I'm pleased to see what you did with it. I was thinking of making it a metaphor for someone looking at the spectacle, but you give it fresh embodiment with the leaching ions. Love it!

erinleary said...

I like how the tree tells its own story. Nicely done.

Reading Pleasure said...

Wow! An original take on the prompt. Well done! Mine is here and linked: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/fridayfictioneers-the-withered-flower/

Russell said...

I enjoyed the tree point of view. Thanks for visiting & commenting on mine.

Russell said...

I enjoyed the tree POV. Thanks for reading & commenting on mine.

Sphrbn said...

I like the science factor of it, it made me remember learning about ions in term 1.