Moksha – p.11

September 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm 2 comments

The day dawned clear and warm, and the herd rose and began walking north along the edge of the land. The green valley went on and on below, and they were trapped above. Moksha stared out over the trees at the big river beyond, wishing she could swim in it. She tried to trick herself into forgetting she was thirsty, but the sight of the distant water made that impossible.

Mid-way through the morning, the herd slowed. Moksha looked ahead to see why and saw a skeleton on the ground; it was an elephant’s bones. She grabbed her mother’s tail very tight as they passed, but could not help staring. The tusks were very long, and the skull faced out over the valley. She remembered what her mother had said the night before and asked in a quiet voice, “Was he from our herd?”

“Yes, he was. He was very old when we last made this journey. I have only been here twice myself; the first time was when I was only a bit older than you are now.” She reached back with her trunk and rubbed Moksha’s head. “You must remember the way to this valley, my child. We must keep searching for the way to the promised land.”

Moksha frowned. “I won’t need to remember, we’re going to find it this time.” She turned and looked back at the skeleton, and promised him that she would not give up, no matter how thirsty or how old she got.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lady Red  |  September 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Aww *sniff sniff*

    Reply
  • 2. Craig T. Adams  |  September 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Oh…. 😦 ❤

    Reply

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