The Cake Tree

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Summary

Edissa, a rebellious girl living in a city obsessed with money, meets her boyfriend at The Cake Tree but a local boy's jealousy leads to a grisly end.

Genre:
Horror / Romance
Author:
Ever
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
4
Rating:
4.8 5 reviews
Age Rating:
16+

Chapter 1

The cake tree had seen many generations come and go, had seen the city grow, as the tree itself had grown. The tree stood, imperious and beautiful, icing sugar dripping from glistening branches.

The cake tree belonged to itself, but was sold by East City Council as spectacle. Machines churned up the earth, the roots were covered with concrete. The Council placed lights in the ground at four points, showcasing its best features. A fence was erected, boxing it in. Many came to see the tree, to marvel and to eat. Sugared stars sparkled on the highest branches, guiding travellers to the East City, beckoning kings and princes rich in gold and jewels; currency to be spent within the East City gates. The cake tree belonged to itself, but was sold as spectacle.

A local girl by the name of Edissa had been climbing the tree since she was three years old. She ignored the fence and the gawping travellers. A ‘No Trespassing’ sign was erected, barbed wire wrapped round the top of the fence. She paid no heed - “I am not trespassing. The tree belongs to no one” - her body a permanent site for scratches and bruises as she climbed the fence to collect cakes from the tree.

She knew the tree like she knew the body of Memucan, a local boy of such beauty that people could not bear to be near him. “My beauty is a deformity,” he said, rubbing mud and twigs into his face. Edissa brushed his protest aside, feeling the mud slither beneath her fingers.

“I see beneath your skin,” she said. “I can reach in and feel your heart, your lungs, your guts.” Nestled in the tree, she leaned back and gathered icing sugar on her tongue before kissing him, passing back and forth the sweet elixir. Her hand was around his neck, feeling his throat undulate as he swallowed. She knew the tree like she knew the body of Memucan.

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Further Recommendations

Pindaro: Great premise and style - wasted endingWhile the story itself was more than entertaining I wouldn't have minded a less abrupt ending - maybe he could have kept his fake collar instead of trowing it away and he could have forced himself to join the herd, gradually giving up on any dream of rebelli...

neadjulia19: I really like it

mariaesalmeida: I am enjoying the plot. Wsitong for more

Vickiey Unsworth O'brien: Well written, love the way it was different from other books of this genre fantastic read....... this an inbetweeners of the last chapter and the epilogue would be a nice round off for the book. I wonder what trouble the kids would get into tho haha

tetebabe98: No compliant really, super enjoyable

mitch abrigo: Great story so far

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Cherise Hill Masry: It's a good story, i liked it

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abi;-;: I didn't dislike anything I would recommend this book to everyone and I chose this rating because the writing style and descriptions are amazing and it's a lovely book❤️

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Leah Solomon: This was a great read, I love that they met in a pub and you left us all wanting more

Amanda Harris: These stories were just amazing. All of them. The characters were great. And I especially loved the fact that each story was about a different family member. U are one hell of an author. I will definitely recommend this book.

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