The Secret Life of Trees

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic


Chapter 1 On a sunny day in the forest, life was once wonderful. Every morning, the sun shone through the trees and rays of sunlight was the spotlight for the insects to perform. Sometimes, it was the ants, sometimes the spiders and sometimes even the butterflies came. Only if you are lucky, you will see the sparkling eye of the tree smiling at you. You might think that it was just a hallucination, but let me tell you, my friend, it is nothing but the friendly eye of the tree in the forest. Every morning, there was a party in the forest, except no human beings ever knew this secret, this is the story of the secret life of the plants.

Butterflies with pink, blue, yellow and orange wings dancing around Tim, the leader of trees. Ants busy moving their foods to their home; spiders dancing the street dance under the ray of sunlight that is warm and bright. It seems more sacred as there is a strong contrast between the dark side and the shades of the forest to the sunlight. The green leaves that are as green as cucumber envelops the whole forest creating a humid and hot atmosphere. You can see the dew on the leaf and how an ant is trying to drink the water from it. Some animals just woke up from their good night sleep and start howling which kind of wakes all the animals up in the forest. When all the animals wake up, the forest is not peaceful and quiet anymore, the survival begins. Animals need to fight for territories, foods, and water. They have only one chance. Once they lose, they need to start from zero all over again. This is life in the forest, simple but cruel. Harsh but loyal.

Meanwhile, deep inside the forest, lies a mysterious place which no human being has ever discovered. There lived a family of trees, and Tim was the leader of them. Tim was a tall and strong tree. He had long branches that were as long as the elephant’s trunk. The leaves on Tim were flourished and exuberant. He was the good looking one in his family and the one who had most responsibility too. He had a sister, a brother, a mother, a father, a grandmother and a grandfather. They were all very loving and caring so Tim loved them a lot. Mother was always sacrificing her food to me by letting me get more sunlight and help me clear out the useless plants that grew on his stump. Tim’s dad always helps to kill the insects that try to eat Tim’s nutrition. However, Tim didn’t like his brother or sister because they always ignored him and was jealous of Tim. Especially, his sister Harias, she always hit Tim and didn’t listen to Tim and was a bad girl. She was always pretending to be nice in front of mom because she wanted to show off. In the back, she always abused Tim and shouted at Tim even though he did nothing wrong. Tim hated his sister, he wanted to revenge but couldn’t because mom would always say it is his fault and he should be more kind to his sister. Tim gets really angry and wants to even kill her sister because he is always the one that is getting threatened and hit. He was really sad and furious about his sister. He knew life couldn’t be perfect and he should satisfy with what he has not but he had enough, he wasn’t going to keep staying in this family, it was time for some change.

Tim did not know what he should do to change himself and his family. Suddenly, he heard a voice from far away. "Quickly, cut it, quick!" Tim was confused and curious, who was speaking? What was it doing? What kind of creature was it? Is there a new world outside of this forest? By having this thought, Tim was so excited that he couldn't sleep at night. His head was full of the thought that there might be a whole new world outside of this boring forest. Will there be creatures that have eyes that are square and body that are oval? He couldn't stop imagining what they would look like? Are they aliens? Where do they come from? All the trees he meets around this small forest looks similar, along stump, crazy hairs that have different kind of leaves decorated on it. They have an average of 20 arms, some are stronger than others but each arm is unique and has its own purpose. Some serve for the insect's home, some for leaves to grow and some to have contact with other arms of the tree. Life is simple in the forest. Every day repeats the same orbit. In the morning, Tim wakes up, get some sunlight, eat some food, take a nap, play with the birds and butterflies. Sometimes, Tim even whispers with the rabbits and squirrels that live inside the hole of his stump. About once in a month, Tim even hangs out with his best friends and talk about their dreams and goals. Once in a week, Tim has a family dinner near the river deep inside the forest with his family. Life is wonderful but boring, Tim is really confused if he should take more risks and challenges so he could have a different day every day.


Submitted: February 06, 2019

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