Kristen James loves to watch wildlife in her yard and on the river by her house. Besides reading and writing, she loves traveling, cycling, hiking, berry picking, canoeing, fishing and camping, and especially doing these with her family. Life should be an adventure! Kristen James writes romance, native American fiction, short stories, spy thrillers and nonfiction books about book promoting. Visit www.writerkristenjames.com to learn more.
In The Land of Huckleberries and Wokasby Kristen James
The stories weren’t just stores, after all. Snow Bird had listened all through her childhood to
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Young Snow Bird is taken from her people in a raid and forced to leave her marshes and people behind. A young brave in the raiding party offers help but he cannot help all of the women in children. She must decide if she can leave them and search for help.
The stories weren’t just stores, after all. Snow Bird had listened all through her childhood to scary tales of braves raiding camps and taking slaves, but she had never truly feared such a thing happening. When others told her these stories, her father patted her head and smiled, reassuring her that the elders used stories to keep the children close to camp.
Yet now she sat with her hands bound in front of her while her captors drank from the river. They had rushed into camp and attacked those around the dinner fire. With knives tied to their wrists and clubs to swing, they had hit and stunned the adults in a confusing blink of the eye.
From the author of The River People, called “a nicely told tale that discusses American Indians from a different perspective” by The Klamath Falls Herald and News.
This 6,000 word short story is the expanded version of the 1200 word story that placed 32nd in the YA category out of 12,000 plus entries in Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition.
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