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Anasazi
     

Anasazi

3.4 116
by J. R. Leckman
 

One day, during a visit to Mesa Verde National Park, Pam discovers an intact pot buried under the dirt of Mummy Lake. Taking it home, she soon finds herself constantly obsessed over its possible contents, until her curiosity finally reaches the breaking point.

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One day, during a visit to Mesa Verde National Park, Pam discovers an intact pot buried under the dirt of Mummy Lake. Taking it home, she soon finds herself constantly obsessed over its possible contents, until her curiosity finally reaches the breaking point.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011157325
Publisher:
J.R. Leckman
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
384,285
File size:
113 KB

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Anasazi 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 116 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An original read with a nice mix of humor and horror.
becky malouff More than 1 year ago
took 10 minutes to read but was decent- the girl was annoying,so wishy washy. felt bad for her cat
Arrat More than 1 year ago
Solid short story! Next time you think about opening up an old jar, might want to think again! Good story. His work is pretty good! Quick & easy read! Spoiler: My only problem was if this was such an evil spirit that the Indians knew about why didn't they keep a better eye on that jar!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, the reader needs to have an interest in Navajo ruins or folklore in order to really appreciate this short story. It also helps to enjoy horror and suspense. Secondly, it sounds like a "Skinwalker" to me, which is a taboo subject for most Navajo people. I am not Navajo nor am I an expert in this subject. It is just my opinion. I do have a few questions, though. Why did she throw the reproduction pottery into the Grand Canyon? Why not put it in a trash bin like a sane person? Instead, she drives the long distance from Mesa Verde to the canyon. Second, why is an archaelogist defacing, looting, and littering at two National parks? After all, she's not Indiana Jones. The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Mesa Verde National Park in SW Colorado, need to be kept tourist trash-free in order to preserve their natural beauty. Here in Arizona, we take the Grand Canyon seriously! Although, if this was the worst thing that I could complain about, then the short story was pretty good. I really liked the epilogue that jumped back in time to the original white men that discovered the ruins. It was a nice touch, and explained what the word "Anasazi" meant in Navajo. Then, the additional information post-story was also really interesting and useful. This story makes me want to visit Mesa Verde ruins. That is a good thing. The story was slow in places, but it did speed up. The transition between outside in the ruins and in her apartment was a little disjointed. The creature scenes were spooky as well as violent. I would recommend this to older readers only. -AvidReader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story. I enjoyed it very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont read this book alone in a dark room! It scared the crap out of me...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this short story, but I would have enjoyed it more if it had been longer. The ending left me wanting more, but most good stories will. Overall, it was well written, detailed, and it answered the question every writer needs answered - did it capture and hold your audience, and my answer is yes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent and orgiinal. I'm glad someone wrote a good story regarding the Native Americans. It sounds like a Skin Walker to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short 44 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!!! I enjoyed this book, wish there is more to the story! Looking forward to the next book!
Caidog More than 1 year ago
An unexpected trip, suspenseful, partly the story was expected. A new take on stories I have read and heard before. Done in a slightly different way over what I expected. New imagination to the short story I haven't seen in some time. Like a really good roller coaster ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started off good, dragged a bit, got really interesting, then felt it jumped a bit in story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was alright for a little while, but it later became very obvious as to what would happen.
Lady_Kaira More than 1 year ago
Not bad, interesting subject, I have a friend who likes short stories about weird happenings and I would recommend it to him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written horror story which definitely delivers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author has much talent, and I hope someday to see him tackle a full length novel. In this story, my heart was racing before the middle. Even gives a background about the story at the end. Only 44 pages- it won't take long to read, and if you love horror, you can't miss this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story makes me want to read more from this author.
Tammy Little More than 1 year ago
This is a great short story with a good plot. I would read more from this author.
Shiftkitty More than 1 year ago
This was a delight to read! My ancestors are the Chaco Anasazi and I could not help but chuckle as the havoc began. A very creative tale!
Matthew Hoffmann More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting take on the legendary Anasazi that is well writen and well paced. Those who enjoyed this story might alo enjoy Bentley Little's The Prophecy and Preston and Child's Thunderhead.
Girlinshadows More than 1 year ago
I did enjoyed this very much, however, i would have loved for it to be longer. I wished that the author would have given some explaination as to what the creature was exactly but over all i enjoyed it very much.
chubby_choco More than 1 year ago
As an arachnaphobic, this one gave me the jitters...and that was even before I found out what's really going on! The bit at the end seemed a bit pointless to me, but the whole of it was well-written and I'm not at all sorry I got it.
Jennifer Gjestson More than 1 year ago
Creative and fun! But does the woman have to be such a wuss? Really? If she knows anything about archeology she isn't going to flinch and want to vacuum up the dead spider that comes out of the jar! Specimen bag or jar?
Chacosunrise More than 1 year ago
I love southwest archaeology and the history there. This was a fun story about a possible reason to the ancestral puebloans fleeing. Thank you and kudos to the author. Let s see some more.