The Crooked Tree

When 13 year old April moves into a house in the woods with her dad, she discovers love and a crooked tree. She doesn't know that hidden in the tree is a demon waiting for it's next victim. Will she survive and live on with her love or die while trying to defeat the demon.


1. The Move

I took a deep breath as I stared up at my old room's window. I then ducked into my dad's yellow jeep. He started it. His face full of sorrow. i felt bad.

"You okay,dad?" I asked trying to be a loving daughter. He nodded.

"Yes sweetheart, I just wish your mother didn't marry him. Are you alright?" He looked at me. I nodded. By 'him' he was meaning my mom's new husband, Daniel. Daniel was abusive to his ex-girlfriend but, he claims it was self defense. My mom of course believed him and said that they were 'true in love'. I didn't understand what that meant.

"I hope Daniel doesn't hurt mom. mom is too sweet." I agreed. Then yawned, "I'm going to take a nap." My dad nodded. Then I closed my eyes and slowly drifted off to sleep. I had a dream where I was in the woods with two other kids under a strange tree.

"Come on April!" the girl called. I ran after her. Then the boy grabbed our hands. I started to blush.

"You alright?" the boy asked. I thought he was talking to the other girl. Then noticed he was looking at me.

"Uh, yeah." I smiled. The girl forced a fake cough.

"Just kiss already! Everyone knows you guys are together! Please? You know you want to Jake!" she begged. Jake blushed as he let go of her hand.

"I don't know. I mean we're 13." Jake reasoned. I nodded squeezing his hand.

"Come on! It's only me Jamie! I won't tell. There is no one around! Please?!'' she continued begging. Jake sighed and looked at me. I stared into his blue eyes.

"Should we? I mean ya, we'er 13. Who's going to know?" Jake bargained, grabbing my other hand.

"Fine but, no one and I mean no one knows." I let in. Jamie squealed in excitement. 

"Make it an actual kiss. Not a peck." Jamie demanded. I nodded. Then started to lean in and so did he. Then I felt it. His soft smooth lips against mine. Then I awoke.

"Good morning sleeping beauty." my dad teased. I yawned and stretched.

"Ha Ha. How far away are we?" I asked. My dad smiled a smile I haven't seen since he was with my mom.

"Maybe 10 minutes." he answered.

"How long was I asleep?" I yawn.

"Hmm, about 7 hours." he looked at me. My eyes widened in surprise.

''I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to sleep over 4 hours!" I apologized. My dad shakes his head. Then I was quiet for a few minutes. Then we came up to a green gate. My dad opened the gate with a remote. I looked around.

"Hey, we're nearly there." he smiled. We were in the woods. As we drove up a long, twisty driveway, I saw it. The house.


Hey! This is my first ever book. Please comment and give me ideas and if you like it ill try to update it as much as possible.

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