Wednesday 24 March 2021


Though they were at a distance, they made an effort to reach out.

Their arms managed to touch.

They seemed to have eyes just for each other. 

All this was evident to me- their new neighbour.

I hoped not to cause any obstruction.

I felt guilty to be sandwiched between the two.

Perhaps, I was being too conscientious?

PHOTO PROMPT - Dale Rogerson

There seemed to be no change in their behaviour.

Spring gave way to winter. 

Our feet were buried in snow. 

Their branches had no leaves to brush together. 

They lit up by the light I emitted. 

The trees love me – the light-pole.

100 words story for Friday Fictioneers

This story is about a light-pole whose position was between two trees :)

Have you ever felt conscious about being sandwiched between two people? What did you do? How did they treat you?


  1. Best way, if you're the filling in a human sandwich, is to give something back

  2. Dear Anita,

    An interesting take on the prompt. Nicely done.



  3. That was a unique angle from which to create your story.

  4. I like that you gave them personalities :-)

  5. Hi Anita - A very nice personified piece on the prompt. Enjoyed reading it.
    Yes, I am been caught between two people. I try to step back and let the two interact.

  6. I'm sure it was the light of their lives! A great take Anita.

    My story!

  7. I understand that trees can love each other, but a lamppost?
    Intriguing thought, Anita, hinting at a much deeper meaning.

  8. What a lovely metaphor you have drawn here. If we're going to give sentience to trees, then why not lamp posts? I love it.

  9. Ah, perhaps all they need is a bit more time to .. um ... grow closer ... ;)

  10. Well done. I love the parallel.


Your words mean a lot to me.

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