Memoirs of a Bonsai, from Tall Trees Short Stories by Gabriel Hemery

I’m pleased to release another tale from my forthcoming book Tall Trees Short Stories Vol.20. Free to download for all my readers, with a new tale released every month during 2020.

Memoirs of a Bonsai follows the life story of an ancient bonsai tree in Japan.

“A bonsai in a pot does not know the great forest”

Memoirs of a Bonsai, Tall Trees Short Stories
Memoirs of a Bonsai, from Tall Trees Short Stories by Gabriel Hemery

Come closer, my little troglodyte, and I will tell you a story. My roots have not yet found their walls, and already my needles are lengthening. I know you to be the trapped spirit of Midori-san. I am only 562-years-young, with another half-life before me. Now, I will care for you. You may sip the dew from my needle tips, and pluck ants from my crevices. You will become reikon, a true spirit, and those will o’the wisps can bother you no more.

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