Tree of Life: Branching Out Featuring Al Diaz

treeoflife_branchingout_badgeWelcome to the TREE OF LIFE: Branching Out collaborative writing challenge, where creative minds meet epic movie music. To read the collective story in its entirety as it unfolds and for more details on this groundbreaking collaboration with Audiomachine click HERE.

Today’s featured guest is the celebrated Father Dragon himself, Al Diaz–an artist, philosopher and gifted storyteller. For a healthy dose of fiery food for thought, stop by the creative cave of Father Dragon Writes.

Inspiring Soundtrack: Audiomachine – Solstice Sun – Tree of Life

Her raced heart drummed in her ears. The twig grew faster at her touch. “Life.” She gasped, enraptured by the miracle she was witnessing. The flowery scent filled her senses.

She touched the tip of a branch, another twig emerged. Giggling, she tapped a couple of branches with the same results. She laughed and spun on her heels, her arms raised to the sky. She had the power of life in her hand!

She danced around the tree, leaving a trail of green after her touch. The more blossoms she saw, the more excited she became. “When the Wise Elders entrusted me with the mission to turn the Tree of Ages into the Tree of Life, I never thought it would be this easy.” Her fingertip stung and the starlight twinkled. “Oh, it hurts now.”

“Zoe, the act of giving life is anything but easy. It involves effort and, often, pain.”


© 2013 Al Diaz

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Tree of Life_Album Cover

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20 thoughts on “Tree of Life: Branching Out Featuring Al Diaz

  1. These are too short, I am left with anxiety as to what is going to happen. But this is GOOD, right? Not good for an impatient person like myself, though.. dang. GREAT WRITING!!!!!! Equally great music!!!!


  2. Ha, ha! And now our MC has a name, there are elders who have entrusted her with a mission, and our stanger is departing wisdom to her on how to use this magic. Lots of development here- great job, Al!


  3. This was wonderful Al. You painted a beautiful picture in my mind. Samantha, I just got back from a week off and need to catch up, but hopefully I can still jump in beginning of August…let me know if there are spots available. (:


  4. This was an incredibly nice twist within the story, so exactly what you feel when you listen to “Solstice Sun” combined with the album’s title! Great 🙂


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