Ciao, amici! I did it. Eight stories in eight weeks. I wasn’t sure I had it in me.
This week’s theme was to write a story featuring a pear tree. There were a few times during this challenge that ideas were sparse. The bull was one of those times. So was the green light. The frozen pond was a third. I had eight weeks to come up with something for a pear tree, and I think it was the hardest of them all. That’s right; fifty percent of the topics stymied me, and most were on the back half. You’d think with all that time, they’d have been the easiest. Nope, they were the most difficult.
When all was said and done, though, I think I might like this one best. It’s not my best work. But it actually has an important message. And that matters to me.
This, like the last one, is not light-hearted. But it is important. I hope it leaves an impression on you.
Once again, a quick reminder: The entries are judged by a qualified panel, but if there’s a tie, votes are the tie-breaker, so if you click the [♡] button, you might be doing me a favor.
If you’re interested in reading this week’s story (Out on a Limb), you can find it here.
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As always, I appreciate the support, and if you read the story, I hope you enjoy it. Grazie!