Sunday, 22 March 2015
The young couple walked together hand-in-hand along the woodland path. She marvelled at his knowledge of nature; of birds, trees, flowers. There was so much she still didn't know about him. They had met only recently, but the attraction had been immediate, and she was happy; so, so happy.
They sat on the soft new grass, and she felt its cool dampness through her shorts. The sun filtered through the leaves, patterning her legs with bright coins of sunlight. A blackbird sang in a sapling nearby. It was such a beautiful day.When they got up to leave, she leant against the tree trunk, and they kissed, his fingers tracing the outline of her forehead, her throat.
They never found her body.
The tree keeps its secrets.
(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture.)