Flash: The Ancient Vitz Tree

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Green leaves peeled away from a timepiece, then the metal-seeming object broke from the stem to fall into Damonia’s waiting hands. “Thank you, great one.”

The next child stepped forward for their gift from the town tree while Damonia walked away, completing the adulthood ceremony. Most supplicants receive an edible fruit from the Vitz.

Once away from the crowd, the newly fruited adult eyed the watch.

Ungood. That is what this was. Beautiful, breathtaking, but ungood.

(words 76, first published 3/28/2022, from a FB visual prompt for a writing group I belong to – aiming for 50 words)

The Ancient Vitz Tree Series
The Ancient Vitz Tree (4/26/2020)
The Ancient Vitz Tree 2 (2/5/2023)