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August 10


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Uncle Levi and Auntie Gertrude and Katie didn’t miss Gramma. They didn’t even think about her until her Soul Fly Day came. Their flies were silver with big sparkly opal eyes, but Momma said the wood ones Grampa carved for us were just as good.

It was my first Soul Fly Day ever. Momma got me a new black dress and told me it was all right to cry. Katie’s dress had white ruffles and silver flies stitched into it. She pointed at my wood fly and called us poor.

There were so many people there was barely enough room for the shaman to get to Gramma. Everyone got real quiet so we could hear him say words I didn’t understand. Gramma’s Soul Fly came out of her mouth and started flying over us. It was like a paper doll, only just black. It landed on my head and Momma cheered and we sang Soul Fly Day songs. Katie whined about how she should have got the blessing because her fly was so pretty.

And that’s how my painting won first prize at the fair.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the imagery of the flies. And the straightforward way you present this strange world - because of course it isn't strange for the characters.
Leonca Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it. =)
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   Writer
I tend to stumble across things accidentally and then like them or hate them...but this I really liked.
Leonca Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. =)
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