Cherry Blossom Tree

Submitted into Contest #175 in response to: Start your story with two people planting a tree together.... view prompt


Happy Romance Friendship

As the sun began to peek over the horizon, two friends, Sam and Sarah, stepped out into the backyard of their childhood home. The dew on the grass sparkled in the early morning light, and a gentle breeze rustled the leaves of the trees that dotted the landscape.

Sam and Sarah had grown up in this house, and they had always dreamed of turning the small patch of dirt in the corner of the yard into a flourishing garden. Today was the day they were finally going to make that dream a reality.

"Are you ready to do this?" Sam asked, looking over at Sarah with a grin. She nodded eagerly, her eyes shining with excitement.

"I've been waiting for this day for so long," she replied, "I can't wait to see what we can create together."

The two friends set to work, first clearing away the overgrown weeds that had taken root in the neglected corner of the yard. They worked together in silence, each lost in their own thoughts as they labored to prepare the soil.

After what felt like hours, the ground was finally ready for planting. Sam and Sarah looked at each other, smiling with pride at their hard work.

"What do you think we should plant first?" Sarah asked, her eyes scanning the empty patch of dirt.

"How about a tree?" Sam suggested. "It will provide some shade and add some beauty to the garden."

Sarah nodded in agreement, and the two of them set off to the local nursery to pick out the perfect tree. After much deliberation, they settled on a small cherry blossom tree, its delicate pink and white flowers a promise of the beauty to come.

Back in the garden, they carefully dug a hole for the tree, making sure it was deep and wide enough to provide plenty of room for the roots to grow. They carefully placed the tree into the hole, and began to fill it in with soil, patting it down gently around the base of the tree.

As they worked, Sam and Sarah chatted about their plans for the garden, excitedly discussing the different plants and flowers they wanted to include. They were so focused on their conversation that they didn't even notice the passage of time, and before they knew it, the tree was planted and the sun was beginning to set.

"Wow, we did it," Sarah said, looking up at the tree with a sense of accomplishment. "It's not much now, but I can already see the potential for something truly beautiful."

"It's all thanks to you, Sarah," Sam replied, smiling at his friend. "Without your vision and determination, this garden would have never become a reality."

Sarah blushed at the compliment, and the two of them stood together for a moment, admiring the tree and their handiwork.

"This is just the beginning," Sarah said, a determined look in her eyes. "We're going to make this garden amazing, and it will be a testament to our friendship and the strength of our bond."

"I couldn't agree more," Sam replied, smiling as he wrapped his arm around Sarah's shoulders. "This is just the start of something truly special."

Together, they turned and walked back into the house, already planning their next steps for the garden. They were filled with excitement and determination, knowing that with hard work and dedication, they could create something truly beautiful.

The cherry blossom tree they had planted that day would grow to be a symbol of their friendship and the endless possibilities that lay ahead. It would be a reminder of the magic that can happen when two people come together with a shared vision and the determination to make it a reality. As the years passed and the garden flourished, the tree would become a beloved part of the landscape, a testament to the strength and beauty of the bond between Sam and Sarah.

The two friends continued to tend to the garden, planting and tending to new flowers and plants as they grew. They spent countless hours in the sunshine, laughing and chatting as they worked together to create a space that was truly their own.

The garden became a sanctuary for them, a place where they could escape the stress and demands of everyday life and simply enjoy each other's company. They spent countless summer evenings sitting beneath the cherry blossom tree, talking and laughing as the sun set behind them.

As they grew older and their lives took them in different directions, they never forgot the garden they had created together. They continued to visit and care for it, always making time to come back and tend to the cherry blossom tree that they had planted all those years ago.

Despite the miles and the years that separated them, their bond remained as strong as ever. The cherry blossom tree continued to thrive, a reminder of the lasting impact of their friendship and the beauty that can be created when two people come together with a shared vision.

In the end, the garden became a symbol of the unbreakable bond between Sam and Sarah, a testament to the power of friendship and the magic that can happen when two people work together towards a common goal. And as long as the cherry blossom tree continued to bloom, their memories and their love for each other would never fade.

As the cherry blossom tree grew, it became a favorite spot for the two friends to sit and talk. They would often spend hours beneath its branches, catching up on each other's lives and reminiscing about old times.

Over the years, the tree became a symbol of their friendship, its delicate pink and white flowers a reminder of the beauty and strength of their bond. Whenever they were apart, they would look at pictures of the tree and feel a sense of comfort and nostalgia.

Despite the challenges and hardships they faced, Sam and Sarah never lost their love for the garden and the cherry blossom tree. They continued to tend to it, making sure it received the care and attention it needed to thrive.

As they grew older, the garden became a source of joy and peace for them. They would often sit beneath the cherry blossom tree, watching the world go by and basking in the warmth of the sun.

In the end, the garden and the cherry blossom tree became a reminder of the beauty and resilience of their friendship. No matter how much time passed or how far apart they were, their bond remained strong, a testament to the magic that can happen when two people come together with a shared vision.

And as long as the cherry blossom tree continued to bloom, they knew that their friendship would never fade, and that the memories they had made together would always be a source of joy and comfort.

December 08, 2022 21:17

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Anna Kratki
12:39 Dec 16, 2022

Very nice emotion surrounding the idea of the cherry tree. Your story has a few parts that seem to be copy and pasted - it leaves the reader a little confused. I'm also wondering if you could add a conflict and resolution to the story? Right now, the story is roughly: two friends have a cherry tree and remain faithful to it and each other over the years. Do you see how that's a bit boring? Stories need to have some highs and lows, some conflict and resolution, some challenge and failure/triumph. Just some thoughts - I don't think it would be...


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Helen A Smith
13:29 Dec 15, 2022

I enjoyed your story Craig. It’s amazing how much a tree can symbolise between two people, especially two friends. I was curious to know whether there was a potential for more than friendship


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Arianna Noelle
20:23 Dec 10, 2022

This is such a cute story!


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