“The Ent Revolt at the end of the Third Age was meant to put an end to human domination of Middle Earth after their enslavement of the Elves, Dwarfs, Hobbits, and Orcs,” the park ranger explained to the students. “The humans were systematically destroying the planet, clear-cutting dense forests, digging deep holes in the surface of the planet to mine for fuels, and polluting the air and the water.
“The revolt, lead by Treebeard, the oldest, wisest, and most majestic of the Ents, was a last ditch effort by the forces of nature to stop the human devastation. Alas, as large and powerful as the Ents were, the humans were undeterred. They developed a weapon that could immobilize the Ents, putting an end to their revolt.
“The scene before you shows Treebeard as he was frozen during an attack on a human village. Now, class, it’s time to go to the vessel for the return to our home planet. Nothing living can survive on this planet for more than a few hours.”
I was tagged, along with nine others, by Nova, at My Namastè 365 Online, to write a piece of historical fiction based upon the image above. It’s supposed to have a 150 word limit, although mine is 172 words. Sorry about that. Also, we are not supposed to use the words “tree” or “green.” Finally, we’re supposed to tag 3 people to use the same genre of writing and this photo to create a post. I’m not going to do that. I’ll open it up to anyone who wishes to write his or her own post about this picture. Ready, set, go!