Cornflower’s New Name – p.13

August 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm 4 comments

The rising sun’s rays were filtered by the giant spider web, then again across Cornflower’s outstretched arms, until finally only one shaft of light made it to the ground. There, at her feet, Cornflower saw the shape the snake had made during the night; it was an outline of the forest, the river and her village. She marveled at this but the greater miracle was that the one sunbeam shining on these shapes fell upon what she knew must be her exact location.

Just then, four men from her tribe appeared, running towards her. The noise she had heard turned out to be a source of relief and joy, and she lowered her tired arms and fell to the ground weeping.

Cornflower slept through that day and half of the next. The story of her vision was told and retold. When her naming ceremony finally came, the Elder of the tribe announced that she had been blessed by the sacred animals of the forest and passed their tests. She would therefore be given to the village medicine woman, to study under her and eventually replace her after her death. Then, he bestowed upon Cornflower her new name: Gathering Dawn.

She loved it.



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Cornflower’s New Name – p.12 Write first, edit later

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carmen Kaligaris  |  August 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Awesome job, Oh Lady! XD

  • 2. Craig T Adams  |  August 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you! Love it!<3

  • 3. Pam Breeding  |  August 4, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Wonderful storytelling ability! Your Mother must be so proud:-) xoxo
    I have totally loved and been totally immersed in both your tales so far. I am eagerly looking forward to the next. Thank you!

  • 4. Lady Redwolf  |  August 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I totally loved this story! It touched my heart thinking of Cornflower’s rite of passage. Her new name suits her well!


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