Cornflower’s New Name – p.1

July 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm 1 comment

In the land of Sun, where the people lived by a river in homes carved from the sides of tall cliffs, there was a girl named Cornflower. She had grown up over twelve summers, happily helping her mother to make food, weave baskets, and care for her younger brothers and sisters. This year, at the harvest ceremony, she would be given a new name, and become a woman.

The trouble was, Cornflower did not want to grow up. She did not complain about her chores, but she was not ready to give up her playtime with the other children; she liked running and swimming and being silly.

Her parents and the other adults of the tribe were concerned that she would not take the ceremony seriously, and had begun to restrict her from playing by giving her errands or tasks to perform. Cornflower was so upset that she cried herself to sleep many nights, praying to the Moon for guidance.

On one such night, as she lay on her mat of soft grass, the moonlight shone in through a window and cast strange shadows on the floor and walls. Cornflower stared at the shapes they made, and drifted off to sleep thinking about them. That night, she had a vision.


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