The Leaf Thief : Sunday Photo Fiction

The Leaf Thief

Autumn is such a feast for the eyes as the leaves change colours and fall randomly to the ground.

The seasons evolve continually and just like the explosion of Spring turns, hopefully, into a bright and vibrant Summer; Autumn glides inevitably towards the Winter months that are for Summer Lovers, like myself, at least blessed with snow and family festivities.

When I lived in the country it was up to me to collect and dispose of all the leaves that fell in our garden. There were seemingly unlimited quantities and this took a lot of fun out of Autumn.

Now my house is nearer town and I’m more or less leafless.

So I have go out with bags on a trip around the neighbourhood and steal the choicest leaves. It’s such a joy to use them in compost, leaf molds, and mulch.

I’ve even become a hoarder and conserve my stash of that lovely crunchy brown material for making more compost in Spring.

When I’m feeling particularly impish, I sometimes go barefoot at night and squish my way through the piles of wet leaves by the side of the road. Then I head back home for a nice warm bath! (200 words)

© A Mixed Bag 2014
© A Mixed Bag 2014

This is an entry to this weeks Sunday Photo Fiction.

Here are the rules.

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to centre around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story. I wanted to go for a more Autumnal photo this week as we are hurtling headlong into the winter months. Remember, you can use the photo in any way you feel is right.

9 thoughts on “The Leaf Thief : Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. I can just picture this person going around and stealing leaves, making a pile of them for compost and walking barefoot over the pile. Bringing back memories of our childhood is a great stress reliever! There is just something special about wet leaves over dry ones. 🙂 Great story Graham!

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