Putting Down Roots

Welcome to this weeks offering for Friday Fictioneers, a weekly taste of Microfiction hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-fields.


Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)


Make every word count.


Putting Down Roots  (100 Words)

Fascinated, little Tommy studied the ants. His fingers itched and twitched and their legs took root, twisting and merging as they morphed into daisies.

His grandfather watched nearby, his hoary hands clasped around the boy’s young pup. “Try a few buttercups Tommy, and then we are done for today.”

“I don’t want to stop now,” said Tommy, his temper rising.

Tommy’s fingers itched again. Horror spread across the old man’s face as his toes reached down into the soil. His wizened features quickly faded, subsumed by the bark of the tree he had become.

Somewhere high above, the pup whimpered.

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