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By  Alyssa Cormier     10:35 AM    Labels:,,, 

Lotus Tree


http://panjer.deviantart.com/art/Lotus-Tree-143444374   Our boat crashed on an island. In its center stood a large tree with a crooked trunk; its branches were covered in white flowers; Red juicy fruit hung from each flower.
“Wow, I've never see anything like it,” Rim said.
“Is it edible?”
He plucked a piece and pulled it apart. The inside was the color of a graph fruit and it looked like a cross between a pomegranate and an orange.
The smell wrapped around me and I took it from Rim. "If I die, don't eat it," I said, and took a bite. The juice washed over my tongue, both sweet and tart. "Amazing."
There was enough to get us...to get us where?
I took another bite and smiled as the day turned to night and I gazed up at the sky. I had never seen those constellations before.
Strange.
“Wait,” I said, and stumbled to my feet. “Are we...do we need to be somewhere?”
“Um, no?” Rim laughed. “Why would we need to be anywhere but here?”
“I don't know,” I said. I took another bite of the fruit. “I just thought...” I thought perhaps we were lost and people were waiting for us. We needed to go, didn't we?
“I like it here,” Rim said, smiling.
I agreed. I liked it here too.

About Alyssa Cormier

Born in Newfoundland and currently living in Ontario. Alyssa lives with a house full of boys, 3 sons and a husband. She is a Writer, Artist and Artisan. Who, along with running an online shop called The Night Craft, takes custom commissions, and continiously works on her writing.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, well, you know these posts are killing me because I have to figure out what happens next. Is her name Eve, by any chance? ;)

    http://juliesreadingroom.blogspot.com/

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    1. Glad you like them. Hah, I didn't make the connection to Eve but that's really interesting way to take it. ^_^

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  2. Excellent Writing! I can smell the tree from here!

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  3. Now I want to arrive there too! :D
    And the drawing is beautiful...

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    1. If you arrive there you might never leave! If you click on the image you'll be taken to the artist page who made the image. It is a lovely picture.

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