Patient: The Bottle Tree
Legal Guardian: Beth Kander
Insurance: PagePay Plus
Symptoms: Awkward adolescence, sober psychology
Diagnosis: Ghost Whispering
This story had the strongest symbolism I've encountered all year. The Bottle Tree itself is exploited generously without redundancy in this polemical piece. The legal guardian constantly found new ways to perceive the tragedy through the Bottle Tree's decorated simplicity. The author's note said it opened the discussion on gun violence from both sides, but there was no dialectical discussion. It's not guns n' philosophy, but it nobly spoke on behalf of the victims of gun violence through drama, which told the best tale.