“Trees” / A Memorable Fancy #410

[“We stand outside the wall of Eden and hear the trees talking together within, and their talk is sweet in our ears.” – Yeats]

     Pear:  How did that damn apple tree, you know, the one that got all that publicity in the book about Adam and Eve; how did it wangle that? The people don’t come here to the Garden to see and admire me anymore. My boughs are heavy with rotting fruit, while the apple has been picked nearly bare.

     Peach:  It was something about good and evil. The people demanded good and evil, especially evil. I heard that from a wise old persimmon tree once. Anyway, that’s what he told me.

     Pear:  What’s “good and evil”?

     Peach:  Oh, some apple thing.

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Terence Kuch’s speculative fiction novels * may be purchased directly from the publishers or via his Amazon author page, www.amazon.com/author/terencekuch

    *The Seventh Effect: a thriller from Melange Publications about a new kind of bioterrorist plot against the USA; praised by Kirkus Reviews.

    *See/Saw: a literary adventure from Ink Smith Publications about implanting memories, and a murder.


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