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The Old Ash Tree

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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



However the whispering is a little unintelligible and slightly irritating.

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This was pretty bad.

and not in a good way, the animation was bad, the voice sounded like a highschool smoker whispering and the people where totally devoid of any emotion.

nice try at trying to be any sort of scary.


whispering was annoying...period.

lol i said period


I fucking loved it! When I was little about 3 years old, I told this exact same story to my pre-school teacher, she brought me to a room and called in my mother, she consistently told my mother I was an evil child and that I must be destroyed, and I was a damned spawn of Satan himself. I then started laughing dementedly, and she screamed and she told my mother that this was proof! I instantly stopped laughing and said "You're a retard."

Thank you! Art is so rare these days.

This is good work, your style on it's own really gives off a sort of dark and oldschool vibe, your whispers though were too fast and incoherent at times, I think you have the potential to do a lot better maybe with more decent equipment or simply by enhancing the audio or something :P
The whole poem was a delight to me. I love your writing, please don't doubt the quality of your work because it is incredible ^^ The images speak of their own story along the lines of the poem, it's really beautiful.
Hope to see more of you in the future! Keep up the good work! X)

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4.20 / 5.00

Sep 13, 2011
10:12 PM EDT