Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Force of Life #flashfiction #amwriting #nature

Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.


Credit: Tim Livingston of TheForesterArtist


It’s the lushest rainforest I’ve ever seen. If one could say Mother Nature had a life force it would be here, hidden within this vibrant foliage. For me green is the color of life and I think of the exotic creatures found here and I understand why environmentalists are vehemently protecting a forest full of wild animals and their habitats.

To imagine this brilliant life force gone would be painful. There is an ache in my heart picturing the dustlands of a destroyed forest, where nothing can regrow because of how horibly the soil has eroded, stripped of trees. Seeing this century old car buried randomly makes me curious of how the car ended up here; I imagine it’s a fabulous tale. But there’s no one here to tell that story, only me, and miles of greenery. Here in the womb of Mother Nature, one could disappear.


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24 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Force of Life #flashfiction #amwriting #nature

  1. Lynn Love March 16, 2017 / 3:07 am

    A lovely contemplation on nature and life and our place in nature too. I get that feeling when you visit a forest or similar wild place and it feels as if the essence of nature is all around you. Lovely piece of writing

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    • mandibelle16 March 17, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks Lynn. That’s great you felt that way it’s what I wanted. I think many people share that sense 🙂

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  2. Priceless Joy March 16, 2017 / 7:51 am

    A lovely story, Mandi! It does makes you wonder how that car got there and stimulates the imagination. Great story!

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    • mandibelle16 March 17, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Yeah I couldn’t figure out how it would and who would leave it?


    • mandibelle16 March 17, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks for reading PJ. Hope you’re not feeling to lonely without your girl.


      • Priceless Joy March 17, 2017 / 9:23 pm

        Ahh, thank you so much Mandi, I appreciate your kind loving words. I miss her terribly and it will take some time to get use to her not being around anymore. I often hope she is here in spirit.

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  3. luckyjc007 March 16, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    Beautifully written, Mandi. The love of nature comes out in your story and the deep concern for it’s existence and the added question to ponder as to why that vehicle has been there for so long and what happened to the owner. Love the sentence…”Here in the womb of Mother Nature, one could disappear.”

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    • mandibelle16 March 17, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks so much Jessie. I think we do have to be careful to keep what nature we have as nature. I’m glad you liked the last line, it was where I wanted it to be resounding 🙂

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  4. Singledust March 17, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    you show your love for nature here Mandi, love the description of the forest and how it hurts you to see destruction of natural beauty.

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    • mandibelle16 March 17, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks SingleDust. It is very beautiful. What I fail to mention is that I’m allergic to much of it lol.

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      • Singledust March 17, 2017 / 11:39 pm

        Oh no! My eldest boy has a lot allergies too and I am not as bad but pollen affects me in a bad way. On my overseas travel I have had to take meds to control hay fever and allergies, so poor you sweetie!

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      • mandibelle16 March 18, 2017 / 5:51 pm

        It’s okay I’m good with a Singular or Benadryl will work (although knocks one out). I think most allergies are much worse for kids. I take a prescribe medication for it, so it stops the symptoms before they start. I know a lady and her son is about 10 and takes it as well in a smaller dose 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 March 17, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you Neel. I think we do have to be careful with how we treat it. Sometimes trees can’t always be replanted or certain species brought back from near extinction.


  5. michael1148humphris March 19, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I loved your take on this prompt, nature is so precious, but sadly many people do not seem to care about looking after the planet..

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  6. Janice Wald March 22, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Hi Mandi (Amanda)
    Thanks for coming to Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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