Microfiction challenge The Red Tree: the entries

Once again you produced a beautiful bunch of stories. Many of them in fairy tale style with more or less happy or light-hearted endings. The odd one was darker, but that’s the beauty of interpretation—there’s no right and no wrong way. Thanks again to all of you for participating.

We are in the throes of the laborious process of changing internet provider and something tells me we are about to lose the service (again, but officially this time) for an undisclosed vague period of time. When it comes back, WP might be in another universe as far as I’m concerned, so bear with me. If there’s no prompt tomorrow, I’ll be back sometime.

Michael (poetry Michael)

Petaluna and the Prophecy | The Poetry Channel

Morpeth Michael

Microfiction challenge #25: The red tree | Morpethroad




Corabelle and the Enchanted Tree | like mercury colliding…


JD ‘s microfiction fiction challenge # 25 the red tree: apricots, apples, grapes, pears, plums – Lorraine’s frilly freudian slip


The Red Tree of Life | Black Cat Alley


How Many Pieces of Forbidden Fruits? | Ellenbest24


Microfiction Challenge: The Red Tree – BOOKS AND HOT TEA


Veritable – WritersDream9


Jane Dougherty’s Microfiction Challenge : After the Invasion – Word Shamble


And on the twenty-seventh day… #microfiction #flashfiction | TanGental


Postcard Fiction: Sun Dial | method two madness


The Red Tree: Microfiction | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings


(f) Mixed prompts JD/SPF/ Living in a Fantasy (12.7) | Jules in Flashy Fiction

My own




plus bonus late-entry from Hayley


and a second even later entry

Meanwhile in the Conservatory

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

25 thoughts on “Microfiction challenge The Red Tree: the entries”

  1. This was such a lovely picture! Sorry I didnt’ get round to doing it – we were struck by lightning a couple of weeks ago and lost contact with the outside world. Back on line now…

      1. I think I probably made it sound more dramatic than it was. The phone line down to our hamlet (6 houses) was struck by lightning and destroyed, so we had no phone or Internet for 2 weeks. And we have no mobile coverage anyway. Had to drive 1/2 mile up the hill to make calls. That and Christmas have thrown my writing schedule completely out!

      1. My older daughter couldn’t get enough of Hansel and Gretel when she was 5 or 6. She was definitely working something out. There’s no way to Disneyfy that one.

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