“Mommy, mommy, look! The tree and bushes are catching fire! Look, they’re all yellow and red and orange.”
“Oh, sweetie-pie, that’s not fire, it’s the leaves changing color for autumn.”
“Well, every year we have 4 seasons. Remember Winter? We went skiing and built a snowmen?”
“Yeah, it was cold!”
“In Winter there were barely any leaves. Then Spring brought them back. With Summer, the heat of the sun made them gold. Now, they’ll crumble and fall again for Winter.”
“So they ARE burning?”
“Yeah… when you put it like that, they are indeed burning! Just not catching fire.”
This post was written in response to 2 challenges, that had similar picture prompts this week, and contains 100 words.
100WCGU, with the photo prompt below:
And Sunday Photo Fiction, with the picture:
To see other stories inspired by this picture, click the blue frog below:
The picture that has actually inspired me for this text was the one for 100WCGU.
The initial idea I had for the Sunday Photo Fiction was different, so I may choose to write another piece for those, if I find the time this week.
“Oh, I’m sorry mister Fall, but we’re closed for summer. Could you please come back on a couple of weeks?”
“Well, sorry. But in a couple of weeks you can come and we’ll welcome you. Not today, though!”