The magic cherry blossom tree

Easter came round ; this year it fell just half way through April. Robert, Courtney and Sarah woke up early. Sarah had dreamt of getting pets ; rabbits, a ginger cat and a Labrador. But she woke up disappointed. Robert did not dream much these days. He hated school and often would lie awake daydreaming about being old enough not to have to attend the jail for youngsters.

At around 9 a.m. they left in the car for granny and grandpa’s house. The house next to G n G’s was empty. An elderly man died there in his sleep, in the front bedroom. Robert often imagined heaven connecting to the cupboards of that bedroom; as if the eaves had some sort of invisible arms that reached out to God.

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