Storyaday May is a challenge with simple rules:
The Rules from Julie Duffy:
- *Decide how many days during May on which you’re going to write.
- *Write and finish a story on those days
My goal was to write 30 stories and I wrote 31 stories in May 2018.
Every June, Julie hosts StoryFest at her blog. You can check out some other amazing short stories by going there June 23-24!
Here is my Day 21 story for you to enjoy! Comments are welcome!
Man Murdered by Tree in Minnesota Forest
By Mountain News Service on May 21 at 2:43 p.m.
Stearns County, Minn. —
Authorities are investigating the death of a man found with a bullet wound to the head in the Birch Lake Forest on May 20.
“We are shocked and saddened to confirm the death of Mr. Maxim Foster,” a spokesperson from the park office confirmed. “He was using dynamite to extract trees in an overgrown section of the forest when he was fatally injured.”
There had been previous reports from 15 years ago of an attempted murder and suicide in the Birch Lake Forest. A bullet from the attempted murder had been lodged in a tree and never recovered.
It is speculated the bullet fired from the tree when Mr. Foster blew the tree to bits. It apparently held a grudge and fired upon the man, killing him.
The tree will not be prosecuted.