The Crooked Forest

A Unique Title For Me

No one truly knows why these trees are bent the way that they are, but I have a theory.  The trunk curvature is a result of a storm that blew through this forest just after they were planted, and they started growing sideways for an extended period of time while they were still saplings.  Eventually they straightened out reaching for the sunlight, but they are permanently off kilter.  This uniform curvature has affected about 90 trees, and it is the result a small tornado that touched down almost 100 years ago.  Some people say that aliens are responsible for the odd shape and others say that they were bent out of shape from heavy snow, but I am sticking with my theory.

Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.

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Simply 6 minutes: 3rd May

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Christine at Stine Writing is our host for Simply 6 Minutes. Another great picture to work with this week.
Photo credit https://www.digitalphotopix.com
It was known as the ‘S forest’. People would come from all points of the compass to see for themselves the snake-like trunks that grew here.
Analysts had theories, scientists had taken soil and bark samples, but nothing was out of the ordinary to warrant such a phenomena of growth.
Not all trees were affected, some remained tall and straight, yet were of the same tree family.
Some said it was a miracle, others a freak of nature, but for the aliens who had caused the deformities, it was a failed experiment in trying to extract life for their dying planet.

101 words.

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Simply 6 minutes: 3rd May

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Christine at Stine Writing is our host for Simply 6 Minutes. Another great picture to work with this week.
Photo credit https://www.digitalphotopix.com
It was known as the ‘S forest’. People would come from all points of the compass to see for themselves the snake-like trunks that grew here.
Analysts had theories, scientists had taken soil and bark samples, but nothing was out of the ordinary to warrant such a phenomena of growth.
Not all trees were affected, some remained tall and straight, yet were of the same tree family.
Some said it was a miracle, others a freak of nature, but for the aliens who had caused the deformities, it was a failed experiment in trying to extract life for their dying planet.

101 words.

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Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 05/03/2022


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

Weird Nature
https://www.digitalphotopix.com/amazing-nature/weird-nature/


*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!

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