Dr. John Hollow Horn is a zoo veterinarian entrusted with the world’s last American Bison. Hollow Horn is dying of lung cancer, and the world around him is dying, too, suffocated and starved by pollution and decay.
He shares with his colleagues the Lakota legends he learned as a boy, saying “Guess now that I’m getting near the end, I’m getting closer to my beginnings.”
~ ~ ~ ~
This dystopian science fiction short story is based on the legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman, who prophesied that when the last buffalo dies, the world will end.
|File size:||157 KB|
About the Author
I'm a writing coach and have belonged to the Editorial Freelancers Association since 2010. My editing credits include the novels "Winter" by Keven Newsome and "The Education of Amal" by Shirin Humzani, and the Bible study "Beyond the Threshing Floor" by Randye Kimmel-McLemore. I specialize in helping Christian writers polish their work till it shines. I also enjoy helping business people deliver their messages with the style of a professional writer. Despite ten years of newsroom experience, I still believe in preserving each writer's unique voice.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not bad, a little short, needed more character development to be believed. Needed a stronger connection to the "mythology" it was referring to.
Well written short story. Great chacter.