Come let me tell you a Story A Day, all May long…
In June and July, I’m drafting two new Kifo Island novels. I know something about 5 of the 6 point of view characters, and I’ve got a sketchy idea of the plots – but I need to learn more about these people and their stories.
I’ll follow A Month of Writing Prompts 2016, and play while moving through my planning efforts. Some of these stories may become part of the eventual novels, but my goal is to invite these characters to show me how their lives fit together to make a novel.
Yup, I got behind again. Not with the writing, but with the posting. Life happened.
It’s now the final day of the challenge, and I’m getting my back posts up by midnight – so off we go to May 30 – that was yesterday, which means I’m officially caught up once this posts. The prompt? “The Power of Three.”– I’m harnessing my favorite number for creative purposes. Here, a drabble with Quincette, Theresa, and Ubunta contemplating native culture.
Week Five‘s theme is The Last Hurrah!
“The Three Sisters”
“The Iroquois referred to corn, beans and squash as ‘The Three Sisters’. They were planted together, and each aided the growth of the others.”
Together, three girls looked at the display.
“It reminds me of home,” Ubunta’s soft voice sounded like sad music. “It makes me lonely.”
Theresa hugged her, working around the swelling of the younger girl’s belly. “You aren’t alone, little sister.”
Quincette hugged them both. “We’re here with you now, Ubunta. With you, and your baby. Always. We are the three sisters; we’ll grow together now, like the corn, beans, and squash. Together, we will grow strong.”