#177 Hole


Is it okay for trees to have such holes in them or has the tree been assassinated?


Author: Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

7 thoughts

  1. Poor tree! This reminds me of a tree that once lived in my old childhood schoolyard. It had a wonderful little hollow in it. One day I caught a toad. This may or may not surprise you. Sadly, school officials scoffed at the idea of me lugging my new toad companion about with me for the rest of the day in class. So, I decided to store the toad in the tree. I told the toad to wait there, put some grass into the face of the hole, and wandered off back to class. After school had finished, I darted out the door and across the broad field to where my toadie loomed in wait, slumbering away in the tree. I removed the grass and he blinked at me with his golden eyes radiating the warm sunlight of dying afternoon. I toted him over to the car where me mum was waiting and she cried out with joy, “OH a toadie! WONDERFUL!” and we chortled and sang with glee the entire ride home. She was a fan of toads as well.

    He lived with me for a year in a large aquarium. I took him on many walks and photoshoots. I let him go after that year, and he lived in the garden for another two years before dying, I assume, of old age. He was a divine toad friend.

    Why on earth did I just ramble on about this ridiculous tale? I sound like I have lived some kind of rotten fairy-tale, cotton-fleece, candy-floss life. Ew.

    Did you ever meet a fine toad that you could not help but fall in love with? I know this has happened with felines! Smiling cheers to you!

    Autumn Jade

    P.S. That giant oak tree where my toad friend once slept was later struck by lightning, split into three great slices, and quickly languished. All things come to an end, I suppose. There we go. Now I’m happily lugubrious once again 😉


  2. Did I ever tell you I had a pet butterfly that went on walks with me? Oh BLAST why am I trying to ruin the wonderful somber tone I had just left you with?!! I need to SHUSH right NOW! SHEESH!


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