Toasted Cake 117: Blood Willows by Caroline M. Yoachim
Toasted Cake 117! In which we climb.
Stephen cradled Mara in his arms. She was light, but awkward to carry because of her trees.
This story first appeared in Flash Fiction Online.
Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather. She is the author of over two dozen short stories, appearing in Lightspeed, Asimov's, and Clarkesworld, among other places. For more about Caroline, check out her website at carolineyoachim.com.