The Tree #FlashFiction #Poetry #Story #Horror

*Author’s Note:  Sharing a little piece I’d written a few years back. Perfect for this time of year!

 

 

She’d been locked in the house for months

as the undead raged outside

 

Famished and dehydrated

she stared out the bedroom window

and spied the pair again

 

For days, these cats roamed out

on the limbs of the enormous hardwood tree

as she wondered how they’re surviving the apocalypse

 

Today, she decided to find out and proceeded

to climb out the second-floor slim windowpane

 

As she dangled on the limb, she glanced below

 

There her momma stood, gaping up to her daughter

mouth opened and gnawing as if ravenous with

flesh-thirsting hunger

 

She scrambled up on the branch

and glanced towards the tree’s core

 

A small hollowed hole revealed the bloody mass of flesh and bone

and it was then she realized what a grave mistake she’d made

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