Thank you for the thoughtful reflections on my piece. I didn’t consider @Culhwch ‘s piece because, as haunting as it is, it is sadly all too non-fictional.Shortlist:
Square Up to Satan, @dannymcg
Mandragora Cries, @M. Robert Gibson
Root Day, @Vince W
My Place, @Jo Zebedee
Delirium, @Teresa Edgerton
Giving Roots of Kinship, @TheDustyZebra
As They Like It? @Ursa major
Tree of Life, @Vaz
Police Action, @Daysman - I found the cute little temporal plays in this one quite beguiling.
And the Neighbours Are Quite Nice… @mosaix - Speaking of beguiling, the to-and-fro in this story is perfectly-pitched. Almost soporific.
Roots of Freedom, @Heijan Xavier - I found the mystery and melancholy in this entry fascinating.
The Hanging Tree, @Culhwch - I loved the creepy, Sleepy Hollow-esque vibe of this old-school ghost story.