The Secret Story of Gerald Jr the Christmas Tree by Ian Osburn
Approx. 3,310 words.
Published on November 11, 2012.
On a night in December someone is telling you a story in front of a warm fire about a beautiful forest. You soon realise this story has a secret. A secret so large that if it escaped it would put in danger the great forest itself and everything the speaker holds dear.
What happens in the forest when nobody is looking? And what does Christmas look like outside in the forest under under the stars?