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Genre: Historical Fiction-Circa 1856
Shawnee Indian Mission School – Kansas
Word Count: 100
As I post this I’m becoming acquainted with new characters for another novel with the working title: WHAT THE HEART WANTS. This is an excerpt that has been rearranged and distilled down to 100 words to stand alone. It will be longer in the book. 😉
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
“Do you like your Christian name, Ruth?” asked Moon Glow
Staring at her new school dress in the mirror, Bear Starfire shrugged. “Do you like yours, Marybeth?”
“It doesn’t matter what we like. We’re the Waapa’s prisoners.”
A girl carrying an armload of linens entered the dormitory room. “Howdy, ladies.” She whispered, “Don’t let nobody hear you talkin’ Injun talk. It’s evil.”
In her mind, Bear Starfire heard Neega sing to baby Wolf-Child in the language of their people. K’otha’s voice rumbled with stories of their ancestors. Love flowed like fresh water with every word. How could that be evil?
K’otha – Father
Waapa – White
Thank you to the real Bear Starfire for your input. (our own Jelli) You are a gift from the Great Spirit to me.
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