The Twisted Tree by Abigail Fero
Approx. 5,660 words.
Published on March 6, 2012 by
Black Shire Publishing.
The tree was alone and it was lonely, the grove it once belonged to long ago succumbed to humanity. She was left with the fir trees, silent, still and no replacement at all. But then the family moves into the house on the hill and she sees her chance in their faces, a chance to take.