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The Weeping Willow
By Evangeline Jazz Gilmour
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rated "G" by the Author.

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A fiction describing a child's special place.



 I don’t think anybody knew about it. Either that or they didn’t find it exciting or interesting enough for them to hang around. But I did.

I was fascinated by it, the way the branches brushed the creek, reaching down to the cool water. Sometimes I would just lie there on the bank and let the leaves sweep across my face, wiping away my troubles and worries.
Mum and Dad would sometimes ask if I wanted to have a friend over but I would always decline. ‘I’ll be down at the willow’ were the words they would hear as I rushed through the house grabbing a snack then out the back door towards the creek.  In the weekend when dad was out and mum at her women’s group I would take my art or the book I was currently reading and lie down on the moss under it. Protected from the harsh mid- summer sun. But usually I just stare. 
Lying down, looking up at the branches float in the wind and I’ll watch. With nobody to bother me, to ask about my day, because they don’t care. Well not really they’re just trying to be polite. All they want is to get on with their own lives and so do I. That’s why I spend my time at the willow. Maybe one day they will want me to be a part of their life and if I want as well then maybe I will spend some time away from the willow but that’s then and this is now.

 

 


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Reviewed by Donna Chandler 6/28/2012
A truly lovely story about a truly lovely tree and a truly lovely girl. I enjoyed reading it.

Donna
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/21/2012
Evangeline,
having the willow your friend is fine but I hope you get envolved with people more too..they are such good fodder for your stories.
Budd
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/20/2012
Very nice story, Evangeline! Well done; welcome to Authorsden! You are among friends! :)

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