The World Went Black

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“You boys can take any of those stumps back there behind the corn crib,” Jake said to his friends. “They will make good firewood this winter.”

Jake’s friends walked behind the corn crib and saw all the tree stumps. One turned and asked Jake where he got them. Jake said he cut trees on his property and sold them to a company that makes hardwood floors.

“Jake, you live in the Daniel Boone National Forest. How are you cutting trees, man?”

Jake told them that the trees were at the back of his property. He said no one would know. One of the men in the group stepped forward and told Jake he should not be cutting young trees in the woods to sell. That it was not environmentally conscious. The man went on to say that someone should turn Jake in to the authorities. He turned to walk off.

Boom!! The world went black. That was the last thing the man knew for several hours.

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13 comments on “The World Went Black
  1. Very realistic story. Nicely written, Rose.

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Ouch, hit with a log of wood perhaps? Nice simple take, well done.

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  3. One of the men knocked him out for a few hours for cutting down trees illegally! That’ll show him! LOL! Great story, Rosemary!

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  4. michael1148humphris says:

    Yes its true, one really needs to think before speaking to Jake, great story with a nice twist.

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  5. Singledust says:

    nice story with a good end! Loved it! Boom!

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  6. Michael says:

    Love the notion of mystery at the end Rosemary, another part to come?

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  7. Oh dear! I hope he survives that whack. Jake is a bad man 😉

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