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A battered briefcase of words

A battered briefcase of words
Anceany Anceany 8 days ago
by Audrey Frank @AudreyCFrank
It was days before Christmas, but you would never know it to look around the village. Mud huts formed a semi-circle around a huge baobab tree, our little house shyly standing off to the edge. There was no electricity in this remote area of the East African bush to brighten strings of holiday lights, no Christmas trees dotting the landscape. There were barely any trees at all other than the ancient, knobby sentinel in the center of the compound. 
Tucked in a corner of our bedroom, we had erected a Charlie Brown tree sent in the mail ...

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