Cedar Stormchaser – p.20

July 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm 1 comment

Cedar could not believe what was happening. One by one, the men of the tribe came forward and made signs of greeting and acceptance, as the women and children stood by in silence. After the last man, the great chief, had acknowledged him, everyone cheered. His grandmother was smiling widely and her cheeks were touched with pink. Cedar shook his head and said, “Whether I am a man now is not important. There is still the coming storm.”

“Both are important.” She put a hand on his arm. “You will have much to do, that you did not before.”

He looked around at the homes of his people, the baskets, the tools, the gathered grasses and grains. “There is still time to prepare.”

“Certainly. Go and do; I will tend to our home, and make you a meal fit for a strong man.” She shuffled back inside, and Cedar clenched his fists. He’d helped carry things inside and reinforce walls before, but always as a boy, taking orders and feeling weak. Now, he saw things differently, knowing what would withstand the winds and the rains and what could not, and he set about to make them all as strong as they could be.

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  • 1. Writing Jobs  |  July 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

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