He-Ran stared at the murky sky out her window. A heavy blanket of clouds surrounded the city for years, hindering its inhabitants from seeing anything beyond one’s stretched arms. But years of experience taught He-Ran that when the hint of apricot drenched the humdrum walls of the concrete jungle, the day was closer to darkness than it was to light. 

She turned to the painting leaning against her wall. Something about the green elements made her happy whenever she looked at it. Grandma said they were called “tre-es.”

She wondered what it would feel like to live among the tre-es.


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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Hi Kaylee and welcome to Voice.club. How heartbreaking to have never seen, or remember seeing a tree, living in a world with no greenery. Your protagonist must have a great imagination. Thought-provoking story, well done.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Welcome to voice club, Kaylee. Your story is heartbreaking. I am imagining how lifeless it would be without trees. No greenery at all is misery and chaos.

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Kaylee, your story serves as a great reminder of the privilege we have to be surrounded by the beauty of nature. How sad it must be to never have seen it or know the fragrance of fresh air, birds singing in the trees, etc. Your story was well told.

Reply to  Kaylee Shin
1 year ago

It’s so important for us to write our stories to keep this issue in the forefront of people’s minds. So many people really do care and if enough people make changes we can save our beautiful planet from further destruction. It’s particularly important for talented young people like yourself to write and to share your writings with as many people as possible. Throughout history, artists and creatives have always led the way… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Fuji
Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 year ago

Your story Kaylee is sad and hopeful at the same time.

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