Beauty of Fall Leaves

Belle had wanted to climb out of her shoes the instant her mother put them on. They were tight things and the top strap chained her foot to the leather. She did enjoy their daily walk to the park. It was full of so many wonders. She wanted to feel them all—the ground beneath her naked toes, the green of the grass with her fingers and cheek.

One fall day when the leaves were so crisp and the trees begged her to climb, she escaped her shoes. Her mother was a couple seconds behind her, so she sprinted towards a grand oak tree that lifted to the heavens. They sent a search party out for her, but it seemed she had disappeared into thin air.

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8 thoughts on “Beauty of Fall Leaves

  1. Hi Rhodia, I did enjoy this, the images of the green and the grass were very vivid. I loved the idea of disappearing up the tree, begs the question of a further story? After all Jack climbed a beanstalk and look where that led him….

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    1. Perhaps I may go down that rabbit hole 🙂 Thank you so much


      1. Well that would be good as you never know where it might take you…

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  2. NICE. Love this little barefoot tree climber. 🙂

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    1. You know, there’s a little bit of me in every story. In this one, I practically lived in a tree when I was a kid


  3. As a mother of four, this terrifies me. I am definitely a helicopter mom.

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  4. This could be frightful but you did it with a light touch so that there seems to be an untold adventure waiting to be recorded. Great flash

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  5. And I was hoping she had just gone round the tree…
    To be foot loose and fancy free.
    A tad sad, but with a spark of magic.
    Maybe Belle will get to go home…again.

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