Cedar Stormchaser – p.22

August 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm 2 comments

In the morning, when things were calm, Cedar rose and stretched, and looked at his grandmother, who had kept vigil with him during the night, stirring a pot of simmering grains. “I am sure I heard homes fall, and people cry.”

“Yes. It will be another long day of work for you, man of my house.”

“I know. This time we will rebuild a little differently.”

Cedar called the men together and told them of the sounds he had heard during the night, and how he could see the storm with his ears, just as when he had been able to defeat the giant bird of prey. That, and the memory of being pulled inside the storm through the clouds, had drawn clear pictures in his mind during the long night. He explained how they could alter the shape of their homes to better let the winds pass, how they could change the shape of their roofs to better let the rains roll off.

The people rebuilt, according to Cedar’s vision. The next storm came, and there was damage, but less than before. By the time Cedar became the great chief, his people were thriving, growing, and outsmarting the storms, and the sons of his sons found it hard to believe that the trickster spirit who sent the precious rains could ever have been cruel.

THE END

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  August 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Brought tears. Happy tears, tears of thanks.

    Reply
  • 2. Lady Red  |  August 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    This is now my favorite story so far!! I loved the ending. Very well done sib!

    Reply

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