This story was inspired by a picture I saw that immediately started my creative juices flowing. It was a picture of two trees in a dark, abandoned-looking forest. The trees were connected by a shining, sparking string of light that looked like the filament in an old-fashioned lightbulb right before it pops. As soon as I saw it I knew I needed to write a story about those trees, a story with a touch of horror, a story about a girl who goes into that forest and comes out…different.