The Juniper Tree

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A paranormal story about a little boy who seeks revenge on his demented stepmother. Based on the Grimm story.

Submitted: January 12, 2013

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Submitted: January 12, 2013



A long time ago, a man and woman fell in love. After they were married, they bought a beautiful house in small town. The house had a juniper tree in the backyard which was their pride and joy. The couple had everything they wanted, except for one thing. A child. The woman (whose name was Amelia) was burdened by infertility for many years, until one day a pregnancy test showed otherwise. The doctor soon found out that Amelia was to have a baby boy. But he warned her that the delivery would be extremely tough since her Fallopian tubes were damaged, and that she might die. But Amelia wouldn't listen. On the night of the delivery, Amelia whispered in her husbands ear," Bury me beneath the juniper tree", before she passed out. After a long night, Amelia finally died, but the son lived. His father(whose name was Jonathan) buried Amelia beneath the tree, and named his son Paris in honor of the place he met his soulmate. When Paris was about 7 years old, Jonathan met a woman named Gertrude. Hoping that marrying another woman would bring him joy, Jonathan soon brought Gertrude into his home. Gertrude had one daughter whose name was Margie. At first, Gertrude seemed normal and treated Paris nicely. But soon, Paris(who was a clever boy)  discovered that she was actually crazy.

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