Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Samil (a weasel) lived in the roots of the tree. One winter the tree literally froze with needles of ice hanging from each of its nodes.

Samil cozy in its hole with his thick fur and plenty of food – felt sorry for the tree. The tree sensing its thought retorted …… I am compassion personified – please do not pity me.

Yet, the supreme one has done immense injustice with your type. You provide fruit and shelter to all yet bear all hardships without a complaint. Very unfair!

Not at all – dear Samil. We are blessed with eternal life as reward.

Words  ~ 100

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



22 thoughts on “Samil

  1. well at first I read this thinking the first word was snail (do not ask me why – something in the broca’s area perhaps??) so mid way thru I corrected it – but that first read was with that snail to samil the weasel change.
    I read it again and it was like a beautiful, advanced aesop’s fable – hm

  2. That’s a tough message for us middle-class liberals. Snug in our prosperity, we care enough to voice thoughts about the injustice of the world that seems to reward the fruitful tree so harshly. But it is those who provide good things for all without thought for themselves, who are rewarded with eternal life.
    Just as a matter of interest, is this a re-telling of a religious story, and, if so, from which faith does it come?

    • Thank you for the interest. I appreciate your POV. It has added to the post.
      No, this is not a retell. I have been reading about the link between death and vegetative propogation & my muse took over … 🙂

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