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Savannah’s Band

July 29, 2013

The rattle of their appendages indicated crisis. The rolling thunder was sure to upset their leisured existence spaced across the Savannah. The Acacia trees, not known for the their fortified trunks, had heard it before, responded appropriately, essentially been there, done that. They eyed each other and the elder finally raised a branch just as the elephants came into view. All at the ready, they maintained their positions until the elephants made it through, then quickly moved. The poachers didn’t expect trees to band together for the sake of elephants, but the bending and stretching and long line of trees thwarted the gunners’ efforts. Success.


trees on savannah

Trifecta: Week Eighty-Eight

BAND (verb) 1: to affix a band to or tie up with a band 2: to finish or decorate with a band 3: to gather together : unite –
22 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2013 12:43 pm

    Well done. You rendered it so effortlessly, the reader easily suspends belief. Enjoyed.

  2. Cobbie's World permalink
    July 29, 2013 6:29 pm

    Clever acacias. Clever story. Important message. Thank you for linking up and sharing your great work with us. 🙂

  3. July 29, 2013 8:27 pm

    Enjoyed thoroughly, your surrealistic take on nature defending its own. Also enjoyed the poetic setting: how lovely to begin with the savannah.

    • July 29, 2013 9:26 pm

      thank you. thank you for stopping by and thank you for sharing your thoughts. I’m glad you enjoyed.

  4. July 29, 2013 11:14 pm

    I love the idea of trees coming together to help another species. The elephants just might have the opportunity to return the favor someday.

  5. mairzeebp permalink
    July 30, 2013 1:59 pm

    I really enjoyed this, very much.

  6. July 30, 2013 3:10 pm

    What a lovely and clever idea, beautifully crafted!

    • July 31, 2013 1:32 pm

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I’m glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. July 30, 2013 6:09 pm

    Very cool! I really enjoyed this. It might help that I love trees and elephants. 🙂 Regardless, this is well written and imaginative.
    – Alicia Audrey

    • July 31, 2013 1:34 pm

      Well that is awesome I got 2 of your faves in there! 🙂 Thank you so much, Alicia!

  8. peggy permalink
    July 30, 2013 9:03 pm

    Suits my visual demands!

  9. August 1, 2013 3:09 am

    From the apple trees in Oz to the acacias of the savanna, how can you not love a tree that defends its own??

  10. August 1, 2013 12:46 pm

    Clever! Very imaginative

  11. Kir Piccini permalink
    August 1, 2013 5:17 pm

    Sometimes the thing you need to happen and never expect.. Does.
    Thank you for linking up with us and sharing this story with us.

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