Shaman Story Chapter X – Healing

Read Shaman Story Chapter X – Little Girl Lost. Shaman Story Chapter X – Healing   A woman comes on a hot August night. Grandpa and I sit on the frontporch watching traffic and sipping steaming hot espressos. She carries a boy in blue shorts, white shirt, blue three button jacket, knotted blue tie and … Continue reading “Shaman Story Chapter X – Healing”

Relatability

To me, the key to keeping readers focused on your story is relatability (yes, I know. If you’re reading my world-building posts, you’re shocked). A story is relatable when the reader can imagine themselves in the story, meaning the reader accepts what happens in the story as something that could happen to them, meaning it’s … Continue reading “Relatability”

Shaman Story Chapter X – Little Girl Lost

Read Shaman Story Chapter X – Passing. Shaman Story Chapter X – Little Girl Lost   Buppa stands me in front of him, on the sand facing the ocean. Chan adjusts my feet so they point forward and are as wide apart as my shoulders. “You ever ride a horse, Gio?” “At the Festa de … Continue reading “Shaman Story Chapter X – Little Girl Lost”

Shaman Story Chapter X – Passing

Read Shaman Story Chapter X – The Immensity of Now. Shaman Story Chapter X – Passing   Uncle John walks with me to the edge of his field where his beans grow broadleaf in the shadow of trees. I know most trees. Sometimes a new one grows overnight and Uncle John and Buppa take me … Continue reading “Shaman Story Chapter X – Passing”

Shaman Story Chapter X – The Immensity of Now

Read Shaman Story Chapter X – Borrowing. Shaman Story Chapter X – The Immensity of Now   Buppa and I stand on the porch. He holds me, his strong, tanned arms making a seat for me to sit on. A man comes to us. He and Buppa talk quickly, quietly. Buppa shakes his head, no. … Continue reading “Shaman Story Chapter X – The Immensity of Now”