This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – TREE
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I hear them clamber over my high wall and move quietly under the weeping fronds of the pepper tree towards the back door.
I hear the younger boy’s tremulous voice ask his brother if there might be any truth in the rumour that the old man – he means me – was in the army, or even Special Forces, way back in olden times.
I hear the scornful reply that the decrepit old relic can’t hardly tie his bootlaces these days, so whatever he might have been doesn’t matter, does it.
I hear the oof of his last breath leaving his body as my double-edged Fairbairn–Sykes slides into his heart.
I hear the screams of his younger brother as he stumbles over the body in the dark, and growing even louder when I switch on a light.
I hear myself chuckle as I realise that for the next few weeks I’ll be dining like a king.