Trunk Club

Lyla’s legacy

28 November 2021

  • Despite the fact that it was a rainy, freezing fall day, Lyla decided to go for a walk. She stopped suddenly at the Delgado's house when she noticed two movers carrying the trunk of a mature Maple Tree out the front door.
    Sam B avatar
    Sam B
    10/25/21 7:22pm
    Inactive QUILL icon1
    @benjaminchandler
  • “Watch it Frank! Hey, does this go to the estate sale?” yelled the mover in the doorway, his brother carefully lowering his end of the steamer trunk down the front steps. “No. I want to keep this one,” said the young Maple Tree in the driveway. “Grandma wanted me to have it.”
    A P avatar
    A P
    10/28/21 11:57am
    Inactive HEART icon1
    @sambecker
    Inactive LAUGH icon1
    @benjaminchandler
  • The trunk was placed beside the tree & there it remained for years and years. The tree, having no way of opening it, simply grew beside it. Decades went by. No one touched the steamer trunk. The maple's roots tangled with the old trunk until it almost seemed a part of the tree.
    Benjamin C avatar
    Benjamin C
    11/1/21 7:38am
    Inactive HEART icon1
    @sambecker
    Inactive SCREAM icon1
    @ap
  • Eventually the tree lifted the trunk into the air as it grew taller. Generations passed, the house was torn down, and the driveway crumbled to gravel. People remarked on the tree that was strangely rectangular halfway up its height.
    Sean K avatar
    Sean K
    11/3/21 2:31am
    Inactive HEART icon2
    @sambecker
    @ap
    Inactive QUILL icon1
    @benjaminchandler
  • One day a boy decided to climb up to inspect the strangely shaped tree. A crowd gathered around. “Hey,” he yelled. “I think it’s a box or something.” The group decided to chop the tree down. After some work, they all peered at the steamer trunk that had been freed from the wood.
    Emily J avatar
    Emily J
    11/6/21 12:39pm
    Inactive HEART icon1
    @sambecker
    Inactive SCREAM icon1
    @benjaminchandler
  • The trunk revealed a wealth of paraphernalia. At the bottom was a string attached to a false door. Once pulled, it revealed a hidden compartment. In it, Lyla’s diary, revealing her greatest secret—a map indicating 100s of other steamer trunks filled with stolen goods.
    Rietje B avatar
    Rietje B
    11/28/21 5:45pm
    Inactive HEART icon1
    @seanking
    Inactive OMG icon1
    @ap
    Inactive SCREAM icon1
    @benjaminchandler
    Inactive MAGIC icon1
    @benjaminchandler
    Inactive QUILL icon1
    @benjaminchandler

The End