Sue Vincent’s photo prompt this week is this rather spectacular tree. It inspired this 100 word (approx) story. Yeah, I know I said ‘this’ three times in a line and a half.
They caught him on the edge of the forest. Tied him to an ash tree. She had begged for his life, offered her own in exchange, but love had no place in her father’s world. She looked into her lover’s eyes, full of suffering and sadness, one last time and cast the spell. Her father’s knife stopped in its cruel arc and he let out a cry of rage. Her lover, one with the ash tree, raised free branches to the sky. With a smile, she took him in her arms and turned herself into a vine, inextricably entwined forever embracing her beloved.