The Tree Of Life
In the near future, a peculiar type of coffin is invented. One that takes the genetic material of the corpse within it to produce a special tree. It doesn't take long for cemeteries to no longer be barren. In fact, traditional tombstones end up being abandoned altogether. Why wouldn't they?
The person's memory is preserved -- and reflected -- in what comes out of the ground. It's all you need.
A man visits such a grave -- one belonging to his brother. It's not reminiscing that brings him there. The local priest had filed a complaint in an effort to chop the tree down due to its... abnormal nature.
A dead tree.
That -- somehow -- still grows.
This is an adaptation of a short story I once wrote for a prompt. Incidentally, the prompt was the idea of the bio-casket, and, as such, I take no credit for it.
This was my first attempt at making something more ambitious presentation-wise in Twine, and I'm personally quite happy with the results. I hope you will be, as well.
A special thanks to selkie, who drew all those lovely character silhouettes.
Thank you for taking an interest in this short piece of interactive fiction. Any forms of suggestions and feedback are appreciated!
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