The Red Maple

Red maple trees were planted in honor of servicemen who were killed in action. Nineteen-year-old Bobby's ashes were entombed under a sapling maple tree after WWI.

A girl was brought to the place he was guarding, but could never leave. A tingle rustled his leaves as he realized that the girl was related to him.

A storm was coming—a different kind of storm—a threatening storm! This was twenty-five years later and the beginning of WWII. What was happening?

A bolt of lightning hit his tree and it fell into the room to which they were taking the girl.

Who was she? He didn't know her—or did he?

by Cheryl Lee

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