La Brea Tar Pits

Hancock Park was previously an open space, containing both the La Brea Tarpits and the George C. Page museum. Gaggles of school children would be led to see dinosaur fossils or giant plastic animal sculptures and learn about the past. Those days are gone and now the entire park is surrounded by a ten foot high wall, topped with inset broken glass and razor wire. The museum is closed, and the one entrance to the space is constantly guarded by one of the Fae; always a severe individual with black skin and white eyes.. The reason for this is perhaps evident by the tree that is visible over the wall, reaching up to claw at the sky with twisted dark limbs that seem to constantly drip with thick, red ooze. The branches rock and sway, even on the stillest of days.

Magpies are common here, alighting on the tree in small clusters. It’s a regular occurrence to see passers by who are in a position to witness this stop and count them, in a daze of some sort as though trying to discern some meaning from the birds. Whenever people dally for too long, one of the Fae will have quiet words and move them on their way.

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