100 word challenge
Under the spiky layering, there is a juicy ripe core that is filled with nutrients. The locals go up to this tree every day to collect its fruit. The fruit falls to the ground in summer and is best in the summer. If the fruit came alive the spikes on its shell could shoot off like missiles. The fruit would run away from the villages and the villages would chase after it for the were dependant on it. But the fruit does not come alive and the villages can keep picking the fruit for as long as they want.