Series: A middling office worker is frustrated by his job.  His frustration results in uncontrollable bouts of transformation.  First, his lunch is stolen by a monkey, then his popcorn turns to flower buds… from an extinct species of flowers.  Eventually, he turns his office building into a fig tree that is as tall as a skyscraper.  Each floor of the transformed building contains secrets.  Some people in the city are drawn to the tree with reverence, others want to destroy it.

Author: Cortland Söderström

Major Characters: Mr. Nikoshima, a retired gymnast, a police officer, a tea shop Princess.

Minor Characters: The government officials, the gymnast’s niece and nephew, the dog walker.


Photo credits: Tallapragada CC BY
Barefoot In Florida via CC BY
& Visualhunt

[The Usual Disclaimer: The links on this page are all of first draft, rough, rough draft chapters.  Your comments are what keep me going and motivated to polish them for a final copy! ]

1: Mr. Nikoshima

2: The Last Walk

3: Revenge of the Dog Shoppe  — PART II

4: Twin ShadowsPART IIPART IIIPART IV

5: The Door that Doesn’t Open — PART II

6: Roots and Problems — PART II — PART III

7: The FaithscraperPART IIPART III — PART IV

8: SubswampPART IIPART IIIPART IV

9: First Kiss in the FigscraperPART IIPART IIIPART IV

10: Old Friends and Enemies PART II

11: Reclamation

12: Civil Disobedience

13: … Greyhair