Sunday Snapshot: Stumps Rock

Charlie put rocks on top of these stumps in the hope that water would accumulate under them and rot the wood. He hated stumps like I hate ironing.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Getting rid of something you hate.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. joey

    October 26, 2021 at 3:25pm

    Did it work? Our neighbors left an attractive fat stump perfect for a shorty and the mama one sits there while her kids play/dog runs. I admit a bit of stump envy!
    I have heard it’s an old wives’ tale to cut down unwanted trees on August 15th and they won’t regenerate. I always seem to be busy on August 15…

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      Marian Allen

      October 27, 2021 at 10:07am

      The only tree Charlie cut down that regenerated is a tulip poplar in the back. Two months before he died, Charlie was swinging a maul, splitting the wood from that ex-tree. Now the stump is a bush! And, no, the rocks haven’t worked … yet.

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      • joey

        October 29, 2021 at 12:05pm

        Does the tulip poplar bloom in its bush form?

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