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The Old Ash Tree

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Sep 13, 2011 | 10:12 PM EDT

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This one is best with your volume up. The words to the narration are below:

My dear father died in a faraway war
Left Mother and I quite without hope
We used our last pennies to leave our fine city
And away to a house on a farm.
And on this farm, on the thorniest edge
Stood an ash tree as old as the earth
With branches so gnarled and twisted and black
That my every bone cried out to climb
"But no! Oh no!" said our funny old neighbor
Wringing her hands like two rags
"Don't you go near it, young Miss Eliza
For her roots are bad all the way down."
I thought it silly but did as she told
Until Mother went missing one eve
So sad had she been that I feared the worst
And went down to the old ash tree
And now here I stand but here there is nothing
Naught but a flowering weed
But the breeze, I could swear, carries upon it
The scent of my mother's perfume
Yes, the wind, I declare, does carry upon it
The scent of my mother's perfume



Rated 5 / 5 stars

good mood

i have stated before that many of the best flash movies have the right elements that work together to create a mood that gives you a citain feeling. this movie has very mysterious mood as well as a dark mood. overall, great movie!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

chillingly awesome

i liked the ending and how she said the last line twice made it a whole lot more creepy


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Vedry creepy and clever

The shortness of it makes it neat. The animation along with the words written to a certain pentameter and displyed on the page is aesthetically pleasing. All in all its very good but not your best. The lack of depth in the story is perturbing. Although I like the animation, you usually have dominate colors to accent and offset the black and white that aren't present here. But that doesn't mean I didnt like it

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I liked the narration, it made it all the creepier. I am now afraid of the ash tree in our lot, thanks! lol


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really good work

I love this video. My only issue is the whispering. While it does add a nice creepy effect. I did indeed have to turn up my volume. And that was iffy. Other than that, great animation and really good story. Definitely something to tell around the campfire.