Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Blurb/One Son's Journey

I have fallen away from all writing it seems, and I feared it would be winter before I got my muse back. But checking in with Lisa's Book Blurb Friday, I saw a picture that spurred my imagination. Thanks, Lisa!!

Below see the picture by Lynn that Lisa posted and visit Lisa's blog for the rules for playing along in Book Blurb Friday. My blurb comes in at right on 150 words!

http://www.writinginthebuff.net/2011/10/book-blurb-33-dorian.html?showComment=1318624245540#c6439332650167359172





                                                  One Son's Journey

One Son watched the moon float over the kiva as he tried to read the future. His people had spent eons safely woven in the rocks like pieces of straw in a food mat. Now the rains were no longer appearing, and the gardens on the valley floor lay dead and brown, crisp as corn meal.



How should he guide his people? Where would they go? Could they find a land a beyond the enemy ranges, and before the enemy knew they walked on the crumbled earth below? Were there streams with life-giving water anywhere for his people? Or would they too die like the squash and corn, their bones disintegrating among the rose-colored rocks beneath his feet?


Soon when the moon hid his face so sun could guide their way, One Son would lead his people out of the canyon, but to what? Only Mother Sky knew for sure.

6 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful! A tale true to the ancient dwelling place.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tammy said...

Oh! Softly poetic. I like this one a lot.

Lynn said...

Great blurb, I want to read more.

irishoma said...

Fascinating. Very vivid and mysterious at the same time.
Donna

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow! It seems as if have you gotten kick-started in a mighty way. Your writing is excellent, and this would be a super interesting book.

Take care,

Kathy M.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Oh, love this! This is a bit haunting and spiritual sounding, Claudia, and I'd read it in a heartbeat.