Welcome to the last Weekend Writing Warriors hop of the year. I hope you’ve enjoyed participating in this hop as much as I have. It’s a great place to make friends and discover some truly great fiction. Here’s to another year of awesomeness!
This week I’m continuing with my little short story featuring Liam and Axel from To Catch a Threeve. Last week Axel came home to find Liam installing a rather large and, in Axel’s opinion, odd symbol of the season in the middle of Axel’s house.
“Do you like it?” Liam grinned over his shoulder at Axel.
“I, uh—” Axel’s gaze travelled over the dark green mass that filled the corner and stretched out to nearly the middle of the room. He took in the strands of red ribbons, sprays of dried cranberries, rows of tiny tin bells, sugarpine cones coated with crystalline pitch, what looked to be pieces of Axel’s family silverware, all wrapped around the tree in a confusing mass of colors, shapes and sizes. Most alarming were the candles stuck to the branches with wax and twine.
“What is it?”
“It’s a Solstice Tree, our offering to the goddess Moon on the night she rules the sky.”
Axel released Liam and stepped back – a cold shiver ran up his spine.
“A threeve tradition, is it?”
If you’re interested in the story and would like to find out if Liam and Axel work through this little challenge, I’ll be posting the full story on New Year’s Eve.
Thanks for stopping by. Merry midway between Holidays!
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Wonderful humorous description of the tree and the men. Cliffhanger here. Happy New year.
Love Axel’s response (not sure how I felt of part of my family’s silver ended up on a tree;). Great 8.
Great visual of the tree from the family silver to the “sugarpine cones coated with crystalline pitch”.
I could totally visualize the tree from your excellent description (why didn’t I think of putting forks and spoons on my tree this year LOL?) and yes, I can imagine Axel might take pause at a threeve tradition. Excellent excerpt, love these two characters!
I will most certainly be reading the story on New Year’s day. I loved To Catch a Threeve and I’m eager to see Axel and Liam again.
Wonderful description of the tree! Every detail was so vivid I could easily picture it. Happy New Year to you, Alexis! 🙂
Well, I guess a tree in the living room would look very odd when you’re not familiar with the tradition. Hopefully Axel comes around. 😉
Very beautiful, I love the description. ❤