The Blood-Trees (flash fiction)

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the moon and the gnarly tree by peet-astn

 

The Blood-Trees

 

The two men wandered into the clearing as it grew dark. To their horror it was littered with bodies.

“It’s like they’re empty vessels that were discarded.” One of them said checking a body. “They were exsanguinated. Vampires?” The other man looked around, the colour drained from his face.

“No, not vampires. Blood-Trees.” He stated.

“Blood-Trees?”

“Trees that get their nourishment from the blood of the living, rather than from out of the soil.”

It was now dark. All around them they heard the creaking of branches. The moon arose showing trees with black twisted shapes now surrounded them.

 

Joanne Fisher

 

Word count: 99

 

They were total goners. I didn’t even bother giving them names… Sweet dreams everyone πŸ™‚

 

This was written with the prompt nourish provided by the Carrot Ranch May 7 Flash Fiction Challenge.

 

 

Please donate! πŸ™‚

 

 

Β©2020 Joanne Fisher

15 thoughts on “The Blood-Trees (flash fiction)

  1. Love the creepy vibe. Makes me wonder if these trees as mainly active at night and dormant during the day. Do they bloom at night only to have their leaves shrivel under at sunrise?

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