Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dancing Cat, from Harvest Moon

Sorry that I didn't come talk to you when everyone else did this week. I'm the Cursed One in my tribe and I'm not supposed to speak. But I have a plan, you see. A plan to escape. I'm going to consult the spirits and, if they won't help me, then I'll take it into my own hands. Either way, I can't live like this any longer.

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Cursed, abused, and desperate to know her future, Dancing Cat sneaks a glimpse inside her tribe’s Sacred Bundle, a powerful source of spirit magic. Instead of the future, she sees her most powerful ancestor, Small Tree and incurs her wrath. Small Tree strips Dancing Cat of everything — her home, her identity, even her gender – and drops her in the middle of enemy lands.

She struggles to weave a path around the obstacles of friendship, identity, and longing in order to survive her eventual return home to face even further punishment.

And she does it while wearing someone else's skin.


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2 comments:

Marva Dasef said...

I really liked this long short story. The voice is excellent. I'm just starting Krista's "Flying Kite, Crashing Ship" but I have every confidence from reading "Harvest Moon" that I'll enjoy it just as much.

jolenejolenejolene said...

Wow! Let's hope Dancing Cat doesn't make an rash decisions....I'm rootin' for her.....all in good time I suspect.