The Apple Tree

Mariam Naeem
6 min readNov 8, 2020

A short story

Image by Priscilla du Preez on Unsplash

There was one apple tree in the orchard that grew twisted. It’s trunk was darker, thicker and twisted as though somebody had wrung it as though it was a cloth. Its leaves were of a jade green, the colour so bold it stood out among the other apple trees. But the apples it grew…the apples. They were of a red hue so deep it looked as though they were coated in blood.