Here's the photo prompt provided by Madison Woods for this week's Friday Flash Fiction. Boy, does it bring back some less-than-pleasant memories of last year!
It inspired me to write "Obsession."
Again, I have strayed too far from my Sun. My hair, once flaming red, is brittle and broken. The whisper of my leaves has turned to a cold, howling wind; crying for what, I know not.
Animals used to revel in my warmth. But even they have been chased away by my windy wail.
What is it that pulls me away from my Sun like clockwork? If it is some obsession that draws me, why does it leave me cold and lonely?
I have no answers.
But it is time to sleep. And I will dream again of Spring.