The Goose Den

lingering larceny

"The wishing tree stood at the heart of the town, towering fifty feet tall. For one month each year it would flower - pure white blossoms that would carpet the piazza when they fell. The rest of the time it bore wishes - offerings from the townsfolk who would brave the long climb to its upper branches or, somtimes, pay the young boys to do it for them. Each token earned the supplicant a single wish.The locals called it the Tree of Saint Yanna. It was said to have performed miracles.”Hicksville, by Dylan Horrocks (pg. 81)
  • 29 June 2013
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