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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November drabbles - 17

“I’ve seen a lake,” said the boy. “There’ll be fish. There’ll be food.” But adults told him “Come down out that tree or you’ll fall.”

“I’ve seen people,” he said. “They’ll help us. They’ll tell what to do.” But adults told him “Get on with the job lad. That’s all.”

“I’ve seen the future,” the boy said, and walked in the woods, and disappeared.

Empty valleys were filled with wandering tribes, scary natives with fearful memories of betrayal. And strangers wanted their corn and grave-gifts back.

The boy who saw the future came to lead them out of the past.

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