The next photo is the PHOTO PROMPT. Where does it take you? Tell us a story in a hundred words or less.
Note: It’s friendly gesture, if not common courtesy, to acknowledge the photographer.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THY PEOPLE YOU’RE DYING
Eighty winters have passed on Colville Reservation since Chief Joseph told us stories of our people, but his face is ever before me.
“My heart is sick when I remember their good words and broken promises,” he said. “They confiscated our land and pursued us for three moons until we were only forty miles from Canada and freedom.”
My twelve-year-old heart thumped wildly. “Why did you surrender?”
“Our children were freezing and their mothers had no food.” Chief Joseph’s weary eyes became distant clouds without lightning or thunder, heavy with rain. “I will fight no more against the white man.”
Chief Joseph and Family c. 1880
This is kind of long but worth the listen if you have the time.