Seventy-six words…

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Longevity and the word count 76.




A hundred years ago, a hundred acorns fell from a tree that had stood there for a hundred years before.

Soon after, a sturdy sapling reached for the sun, soaked up rain and resisted the wind.

In time, it became a tree. An oak tree.

Children climbed it, birds nested within its branches.

With hearts carved in its bark, couples declared their undying love.  

Others will doubtless do so for a hundred years to come.




22 thoughts on “Seventy-six words…

  1. Dale Nov 23, 2019 / 16:56

    Excellent choice of subject for longevity, Keith.

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  2. Na'ama Yehuda Nov 24, 2019 / 16:53

    This is SO satisfying!!! 🙂 Love it! (don’t love people carving into Oak trees, but tis’ what it is …)

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