Title: The Beech
Date Written: September 2010
Notes: My entry for a Creative Writing competition, on Juliet Marillier Café.
The text couldn't be more than 1000 words and had to include all four of these objects:
* A pool of water
* A flower or plant
* A flame or fire
* The north wind
The Beech stood tall in the clearing. Around it only its fallen leaves and a few weeds could be seen. Here and there a rock peeked under the yellowed foliage. And outside the clearing the forest spread, oaks and rowans mingled with other beeches, but none as great as The Beech.