The Lark
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The Lark

Billy Partridge and the Pear Tree

At war with the neighborhood grump

An old withered pear tree in the middle of a empty field

He owned the tree, but technically Mister Wilson didn’t own the land where it currently stood. Developers had cleared a vast tract of land to build new houses for all the GIs returning from the war in Europe. Money ran out before they could finish the massive home on that piece of property, and construction seized. After remaining vacant for a…



The Lark shares fictional short stories and poetry

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Matt Flick

Writer of short fiction and creative non-fiction. Native of New York City. Part time Graphic Designer.