Wednesday, February 20, 2013

LoPoWriMo #20

Grandma Iron

lived in a cave
at night
she dreamed of circles
she stayed young
taking care of orphaned children
she taught them
about the hunter in the sky
and the serpent who figured out
how to dip water
out of the ground
she instructed them the finer details
of roasting deer meat and
frying skillet bread
when winter snows
howled like wolves
in the wind

I glanced through a story backwards, without reading any of it, wrote down a few brief words and phrases and then constructed a brief narrative around them.

Source: McLain, Gary. The Indian Way: Learing to Communicate with Mother Earth. (John Muir Publications, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990), Page 5-6.

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