The Black Walnut Tree

A.B. - Mindful Words To Inspire
5 min readNov 6, 2022

A short story about memories

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“One, two, three, four, five,” I can still hear my mom say in the kitchen while counting crackers and packing them into our lunch bags before we left for school. I stare at the poor family in northwest Oklahoma from the top branch of the black walnut tree. The tree used to be my favorite place in the world, and that, to my surprise, I can still climb.

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