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The Doll Maker, #24. Unable to see, I grabbed whatever fabric I could to cover my head.

Where was Red?

Where was Charlie?

Another large dark object broke into the attic as lightning bolted through the sky.

All I could think of was the gods were angry.

Pressing against something soft on the floor, I screamed.

No, it must be Red. Was she dead?

Leaning against something I…

It was a tree. A tree had fallen through the attic window.

“Here I am! I’m over here,” it was Red and Charlie, huddled by the trunk. I tossed blankets over them and felt around for my lantern.

There she was, standing straight up by the trunk, her long hair flowing in the wind.



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Katie Michaelson

I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.