There were some woods that lived in a woman.
They hadn’t always been there. But once she ate an apple and with it swallowed some of the pips, and then a few weeks later she ate some grapes that were supposed to be seedless but were not. One spring afternoon she swallowed some grass by accident while mowing the lawn, and a few weeks afterwards ingested a surprising amount of pollen while cycling around the Norfolk broads.
They all took root inside her, and as they grew they thought that the walls of her body were the walls of the world. They never imagined there was anything more, never imagined any world above, dreamt of no worlds beyond.
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