This twisting fantasy story sees a young girl revisiting her childhood haunt, and remembering the boy she used to meet in amongst the leaves. She questions whether he ever existed, as she remembers the reasons she left him behind.
Published in Revolution of the Undertones.
Here’s a glimpse of “Orange Blossoms”:
“Fiction bleeds into memory, fantasy into truth. Who can say which encounters my mind drew in the colours of my experiences, and which in the endless panoramas of my imagination? A thousand years ago, the people would have scoffed to hear of a young girl sitting and speaking with another who sat a thousand miles away; perhaps, in some future year, it will seem commonplace and ordinary to meet within the dazzling boughs of a weathered old tree, the spirit of a young boy, with flowers in his hair…”