Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Spread across the vast woods, lay his scattered skeleton. The more they tried to limit it's spread, the more it penetrated slowly outwards; and with it spread the woods, unconquerable and all encompassing.
The village elders held their meeting. This spread is alarming. The woods have already encroached most of their farmland. Now it is headed towards their home, in a terrifying pace. The knew his vengeance; they knew the solution too. But, none of them uttered a word. 
The village elder stood up. With amazing nonchalance he took out his knife and slashed his own throat. Rest of the elders carried his still warm body to the edge of the woods. They buried him next to the last tree and by the next morning all the trees next to the edge had already started wilting.