The Spirits Move

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I was surprised the scientists needed someone who spoke such a rare dialect of Inuktut, but I answered their call anyway.  I needed the money they offered in return.

They took me to a chilly room and showed me the woman curled within a block of ice.  “She’s been buried under the snow for thousands of years,” the pale-face science man explained.  “Today we can wake her.”

So they thawed the nomadic woman, brought her back to life, and showed me to her side.

Scared, she asked, “What spirit saved me?”

Industrialization?  I couldn’t say that.  So I answered, “Yours.”


This was written in response to the Carrot Ranch “Interim Write” while Charli’s computer was on the fritz.  Sure, it’s a wee bit late, but what’s that going to matter?  

Have a great day, y’all!

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8 thoughts on “The Spirits Move

  1. Jules says:

    I didn’t get a chance to get to all the interim writes. Glad I got the opportunity to read this.
    Spirit is a strong and powerful. Kind of reminded me of how Pocahontas ended up moving to England and becoming English…

    Pocahontas was captured and held for ransom by the English during Anglo-Indian hostilities in 1613. During her captivity, she converted to Christianity and took the name Rebecca. When the opportunity arose for her to return to her people, she chose to remain with the English. In April 1614, at the age of 17, she married tobacco planter John Rolfe, and in January 1615, she bore their son, Thomas Rolfe (from Wiki)

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