“Kalvin,” said his mother, Kitty, “I want you to go look for your father. He should have returned last night from his visit with Karl and Karen. I’m afraid something bad has happened to him.”
“Dad said to stay with you, Mom, until he returned,” Kalvin replied.
“Well, the situation has changed. I think you should go find your father.”
Kalvin looked at his mom, who was standing perfectly still. Joined to her was his new baby sister, Kandi. She looked like a small version of his mother, but her eyes were still closed. She was not yet ready to break free from her mom.
“Okay, Mom, I’ll find Dad,” Kalvin responded, and he started off.
Kalvin’s eight root-like feet raised his tree-trunk body off the ground. His back feet bowed up like inchworms, and his front feet stretched out. They pushed and pulled him down the kudzu-covered hill. Kudzu vines and leaves wrapped his body. The lower vines dragged on the ground behind him, making a rustling sound.
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