Baptism

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Baptism

Post by Scattercat » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:04 am

A green-skinned woman clung to the wooden post. Overhead, the sign read, "Sycamore Lane."

"You know that's not a real sycamore tree, right?" said Donny.

The dryad turned nut-brown eyes to him. She nodded.

"Don't you gotta live in a tree?"

Another nod.

Donny scratched his head. "So how come you're here?" The dryad turned to look down the street. Donny followed her gaze. "My house is the fourth one down," he said.

"I am the last," said the dryad, not turning around. "The others... did you not wonder at the name of your street? This is our only memorial."

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Re: Baptism

Post by InfernoFudd » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:28 pm

I heard somewhere before that the streets in the 'burbs are just named after the trees that they tore down to build them. I live at the intersection of Bur Oak and Dogwood. This story makes me want to move.

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Re: Baptism

Post by strawman » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:29 pm

Don't move, InfernoFudd! The only thing that would make it more pathetic is Bur Oak and Dogwood abandoned, and covered with "For Sale by Owner" signs.
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Re: Baptism

Post by Travelin Corpse Feet » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:01 pm

InfernoFudd wrote:I heard somewhere before that the streets in the 'burbs are just named after the trees that they tore down to build them. I live at the intersection of Bur Oak and Dogwood. This story makes me want to move.

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In a town near me there's a road intersected by other roads that are all named after birds of prey. I always thought that was kind of weird. Slightly sad in the context above, but I'd like to believe instead that it's some kind of conspiracy and that the streets are just cool nicknames.
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Re: Baptism

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:05 pm

InfernoFudd wrote:I heard somewhere before that the streets in the 'burbs are just named after the trees that they tore down to build them. I live at the intersection of Bur Oak and Dogwood. This story makes me want to move.

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The streets in Portland are named after characters on The Simpsons. Lovejoy, Skinner, Flanders, etc...
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