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9 January 2015

Published January 7, 2015 by rochellewisoff

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 The following photo is the ubiquitous PHOTO PROMPT. Study it. There are many roads you can take. Tell us where it leads in a hundred words or less. 


As always, my story follows the prompt and inLinkz. I welcome and appreciate constructive crit. 

Begin the Route

PHOTO PROMPT – © Copyright Jean L. Hays

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Word Count: 100


             Catherine DuSable raised her hands to the sky and danced along the shore of the Eschikagou until a soft voice interrupted her reverie.  

            “Mama, I can’t sleep.”

            Catherine turned to see Susannah whose tight black curls and dark skin glowed in the moonlight. So like her beloved Jean-Baptiste. Catherine scooped the child into her arms.

            “When I was little I prayed to Kichi Muhnido, the Great Spirit, for peaceful dreams.”

            “You mean St. Raphael. Papa says…”

            “For him I am Catholic, but in my heart of hearts I will always be Kitihawa, of the Bodéwadmi, keepers of the sacred fire.


This is primarily a work of my imagination. I followed the history trail but every account varied a little as did the spellings of the names. Here is a link to one of the articles. 

 Original Artwork © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Original Artwork © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


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