It is my pleasure to present to you the second place winner from the July 2018 Word Weaver Writing Contest, MD Walker’s “Where The Black Tree Grows.”
MD’s story was a blast to read. She hooked me from the opening and held me straight through to the end.
Have a good time reading this story. I’ll give you my reasons for why I liked it at the bottom of the post.
SECOND PLACE WINNER
“Where The Black Tree Grows”
My dress clung limply to my body, drenched in sweat, as I rushed through the pitch-black alleys and side roads. Trash littered the walkways and mysterious shadows lurked around every corner. Still I hurried on. Mama always said that New Orleans after dark was no place for proper young ladies, but proper young ladies don’t set out to do what I had planned.
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