A Bad Sign by Dan Smith


Six and her best friend White Flower slipped into the jungle when the air was still cool and the sun was still rising. A fresh, sweet rain had fallen before dawn, so the trees crackled and dripped with music. Wet leaves glittered like precious stones.

As they ventured deeper into the forest, foraging for herbs and flowers, Six spotted an enormous stone leaning against a sturdy tree. Bigger than she was, the stone was half-hidden by a curtain of vines cascading from above, twisting around it. Roots gripped it from below, trying to drag it down into the rich, dark soil..... download to read more... 

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