It's Weekend Writing Warriors again!
If you would like to join the fun here are the rules. And don't forget to visit the WeWriWa website to read 8 sentences from the other writers!
Thanks again to all of you that read and commented last week, it really keeps me writing!
Last week's 8 showed how Sahlaana's brood of gods created the landscape, animals to inhabit it, and a spiritual net to bind them all together. Here is the next step in the creation myth of the Dakina Islands. (I'm sorry, I did get rather creative with my commas and semi-colons to fit this into 8 sentences.)
One day a raven fell from the
He coughed and sea shells
came up from his belly.
The sea shells tore the raven’s
throat and destroyed his song forever.
Sahlaana gathered the shells
in her hand and blew on them and the First People were born.
Tiga taught them to hunt and
to harvest; he touched their bodies and gave them pleasure and pain.
Tanga taught them to fish the
seas and streams; he touched their minds and gave them thoughtfulness and
Tana taught them to make fire; he touched their hearts and gave them love and hate.
Taijala taught them to tend
the net, for a single weak thread could unravel the whole; she wove them into
the net and gave them connectedness and consequence.
And that's my 8 for this week. Thank you so much for reading and feel free to leave any comments or advice. Check out the fantastic excerpts by the other writers at Weekend Writing Warriors, and come back next week to find out how people effect the world of the Dakina Islands.
I would also like to say THANK YOU again to WeWriWa and Basan for the song they prized me with on my excerpt from Feb.10th (check it out to hear the song!). I've been bragging like crazy and sending it to everyone I know!