Leafy six word stories

Inspired by Hemingway’s famous six-word tale, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” the “six word story” has can be used as a prompt for both writers and photographers.

During my 365 photo project, I have done a few of the six word story challenges when the mood takes me. This is my another in my series of six word stories (see end of post for links), this time based around dried leaves. The six word stories and photographs are my own, and the quotes are attributed.

– bumps, lumps, nodule, nubbles – autumnal leaves

leafy nodules sixws-small
“Falling leaves hide the path so quietly.” ( John Bailey)
To me, walking in a pile of leaves on a path is such as special thing – the way the leaves crunch underfoot, making a thick carpet to walk on.

– the leaf curled in upon itself

Curled leaf sixws-small
Elizabeth Lawrence said:
“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”
I love looking for leaves that create patterns and textures as they lay fallen on the ground.

– crunchy food for a nibbling beastie

Eaten leaf sixws-small
“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” Robert Browning.
The decay may evoke sympathy in us as humans, but I’m sure it provides nourishment for many a small beastie.

All images © Deborah Ann Stott 2016-2017

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