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Eco-fiction, Political Fiction
Publisher: Ecological Outreach Services
Published: September 2018

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Because Trees Have Consequences

A consequence of getting older is current experiences inevitably get threaded to
memories as Maybelline Emmons learns when she embarks on what she thinks will
be a simple road trip to find a tree. She experiences something so confounding,
painful, transformational--none of which she signed on for; her evenings
drinking Pinot, watching her hummingbirds...this was always enough.

This passionate yet comic story revolves around efforts to save an old-growth tree
but things go off the rails in a compelling, edge-of-your-seat way. Per
Virginia Arthur's two previous novels, Treed will curl the tendrils of your
heart and blow your leaves off.


Wiping tears off her face, she returned to the hotel where an envelope from Millicent
was waiting for her.

Once in her room, she tossed the envelope on the chair and gave way to the bed. She
stared at the ceiling. It had 
even been 24 hours; there was still time. She called Millicent's cell phone.
She left a message she was 
to Santa Barbara and to send any final paperwork to her address there, most
importantly, the title.

The ext morning she drove past the tree, a stone of dread in her gut. What if
Tamara was right? No, she was 
owner now. No one could legally touch the land, the tree, Millicent would see
to that.

She was grateful for the long drive home even as her cell was alerting her she had
messages. She turned it off.

Thoughts of the tree were now taking up all the space in her mind; space previously
taken up by grief and 
was now replaced with "what the hell have I done?" Which was better?

"What the fuck?" she said out loud, surprising herself because she rarely if
ever used this word. "What do I 
she asked no one. Fence it? Cut the kids out? Where else would they 'hang out'?
In the parking lots of their 
complexes, the strip malls, the drugstores, behind their computers? There was
no place for them. What 
Tamara's grandfather? What would he say about cutting the kids out, off?
"Make it into a park" is what 
said. What about liability? What if something happened? This is why people
fence land off from other 
Would the insurance company force her to do this? Obviously the little old lady
that owned it never 
knew all about these things. Millicent would guide her.

About the Author

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Virginia Arthur was born wild. She took to exploring the wilds of her new Ohio suburban
jungle by the time she was ten, launching great birding expeditions in between
backhoes and bulldozers. Her bird list grew shorter in direct correlation with
the number of homes growing larger such that by the time she was 12, she was a
raging environmentalist, before the word even existed. This delighted her
parents to no end. She continued on this profoundly pointless and frustrating
path by earning a B.S. in Field Biology and a M.S. in Botany (Ecology) only to
continue the exploring, observing of a country at war with its natural self.
She weaves these experiences into her novels. She has published three novels,
all “comedic-drama”. Her first novel, Birdbrain, an eco-political fiction novel
based on real life experiences, was published in 2014. Phat('s) Chance for
Buddha in Houston (Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation), men's coming-of-age
short fiction, was published in 2015. In September 2018, she published her
latest, Treed, also eco-political fiction.

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