The Happy Tree – SoCS 12/11/21

Image Credit: Mark Gibson Photo

He came back to the tree after she had passed on, and their initials were still carved into the old birch tree in their secret spot. They would meet there when they were teenagers, and he came back every year to visit after cancer had taken her from his life. He came with a wine bottle and some cheese with crackers in a picnic basket, and he would lay a blanket before the tree to have a snack and sip some wine. He always felt her presence there, like her residual energy still lives there in that happy place by the little tree.

He never wanted to leave her behind…

This was written for Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday (#SoCS). The theme of the prompt this week was “tree”.