Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The Wigwam

                                                                         PHOTO PROMPT © Renee Heath

Six curious eyeballs stared at the painting.  The harsh landscape with stunted shrubs 

scattered did not evoke an appreciation from young minds. The urbane locale presented 

a sharp contrast to the picture hung on the wall.

“Grandpa, was this your land?”

“Yes, the land of our ancestors”

“And then?”

“They came to usurp our land through one-sided treaties”.

“We lost everything?”

“Everything. The land, our culture and identity”, wiping the weary tears.

“Didn’t our ancestors resist?”

“They did. We were tricked and defeated in warfare.  If the three wooden chairs could 

speak, you could hear tales of deceit and defeat”.

                 written for  :  Friday Fictioneers. Thanks Rochelle Wisoff


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