Day 28: 5 Minute Freewrite: Thursday - Prompt: Tree

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Continuation of parts from beginning leading up to this page: 1. Late; 2. Banana; 3. Paper

Special thanks to @whatisnew for choosing this series as one you have entered in for a chance to win a contest to earn SBI.

Thanks to @wandrnrose7, @malloryblythe, @simgirl, @mariannewest, @honeydue, @brisby, and @joeyarnoldvn for the comments that you left.


”Vicky, you must speak to us if you want us to help you out,” my mother says. She is leaning up against the tree with her back. I am swinging back and forth on the tire that is hung by a rope connected to one of the tree’s branches. My head hurts from time to time. I’ve been out of the hospital for a couple days. ”Please, Honey, speak to me.” She begins to cry with her hands in her face as she lets herself slide down the tree onto her bottom.

”Vick. Can’t you see what you are doing to your mother?” dad asks. I’m not sure he really cares to know or would even listen to understand. He is always attempting to control the peace in the house, which means never addresses the problems that needs to be solved. ”Boy, if I find out you’re doing drugs, you’ll be out of this house and on the street faster than a gator’s jaw snapping shut.”

I cannot let them in. I must protect myself; protect them. I know what will happen if I tell. Their warning was loud and clear. I’m tough. I can handle this. - My heart hurts. I stop swinging, get off, and head back to my room without saying anything. My own tears begin streaming down my face.



Day 210: 5 Minute Freewrite: Thursday - Prompt: tree

Freewrite brought to you by @mariannewest

My Completed Freewriting prompts:

  1. Dude
  2. Bittersweet
  3. Basket
  4. Housecoat
  5. Nail
  6. Faster Than Light
  7. Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)
  8. A Ridiculous Amount of Fun
  9. Mosquito
  10. Bamboo
  11. Hook
  12. Sweater
  13. The Entryway
  14. Trolley
  15. Flea
  16. Awakening
  17. Her Homemade Jams
  18. Party
  19. Important
  20. Parasol
  21. Back Pain
  22. Late
  23. Medium
  24. Mother
  25. Banana
  26. Paper
  27. Milk

Weekend Free Write:

  1. The Picture
  2. The Crooked Umbrella
  3. The Chair That I’m Stapped To
  4. The Stall
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Thank you for the mention and for carrying on with this story, Tristancarax! :) My favorite part of Steemit has always been the comments and I'm happy when others enjoy them as well!
My heart goes out to Vick, not able to confide in his parents while the weight of what transpired is tearing him up! He's buckling under the burden...

Thanks for your interest in the story. This particular post seemed to have gone flat. Unexpected.

I am also curious to know what will happen with Vick. I’ve been letting my brain work on what might have transpired under the bridge.

I've had that happen with a few of mine as well. Steemit has seemed a bit quieter than usual this week.

I'm happy to hear that you're thinking on the story! (I'll scamper back up my tree and wait...eager to read more and find out what the big secret is.) ;)