The light was exploding all around, bright spring light. Here in this still, delightful woodland world. Mornings bring new life, new hope. Nothing stirred in the forest. It was a pleasant place, nothing much ever happened.
Today was to be different. An odd day, a day when the unexpected might occur. Mike could see his dog up ahead. The two of them had been coming to the woods since she was a puppy and she knew every inch of it. He could see her standing in the distance looking back. There was a shape running deep in the woods. Heading out of sight, the dog barked. The man stopped, it was a man. He looked back, no it wasn’t a man. It was a tree, half man, half tree. For a moment it watched Mike and his dog then disappeared from view.
Over the coming years Mike and his dog…
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