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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 4.5 / 5 stars


I love the dark, almost gothic feel. it gave me chills! The story line was excellent and I hope you do more like this! xxx


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

This was quite good but

As far as terror goes i am getting rather sick of death being the only concept touched upon to incite fear; its not like most of us don't fear death but we all die anyway so so your story can only really be as frightening as life itself. I'm a big fan of David Firth and Poe because they really utilize the concept I'm speaking of, if you noticed they usually don't even bother with the killing off of a main character (or at least use the death as the frightening part) but rather you are entirely creeped out by the oddity and insanity of it all. Also i do believe the only scary movie (or full lengthed regular film that isn't a cartoon i guess) that i will honestly admit to instilling fear was donnie darko, not because he died but because your entire sense of reality and your philosophy thereof was thrown off. Furthermore if you do use death you should try and make it so the characters are really memorably and make the story longer, so that it becomes terrible and relatable when physical harm is done. I dunno you seem like a pretty good author but i figure that i'll die some day anyway so why do i care if its a tree that does it or old age- all the same to me.
Other than that the whispering was kind of annoying, but really the entire atmosphere you created was very creepy and worthy of praise.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

old ass tree

that´s about it..

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


What a bastard tree!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


That was scary! I'm glad I watched this during the day lol