antiques-along-the-mohawk--Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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Here we all are for another week. Today we’re sitting along the virtual banks of the Mohawk River in New York state. It’s warm for March. Our hostess for this gathering is the talented and gracious writer and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Rochelle herself. Thanks, Rochelle.

To read the other stories by the group, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

Genre: Historical Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


The slender man wore moccasins so tread softly. White, but an orphan raised by members of the Iroquois Confederacy, he was now a tribal member. They had found him in a cabin where his settler parents died of a raging fever.

His Iroquois wife sewed his deerskin clothes. In them, he could stalk game through the woods and not easily be seen. Here along the Mohawk River, it was plentiful. He saw a deer ahead, took aim, and his arrow struck true.

“Great Spirit,” he prayed, “accept the soul of this deer who will feed my family in cold weather.”




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58 thoughts on “THE HUNTER

  1. Thanks, Ali. Native people were close to nature and believed the Great Spirit was in all things. They had great respect for all natural things. We need to have a lot more respect. We need nature but it doesn’t need us. I’m so pleased you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  2. This ties right in with the respect theme of your last FF story. This man has learned to respect life, even if he takes it. A beautiful story, Suzanne.


    • Thanks, Gah. The Native tribals lived close to nature and understood the need to respect it and take care of it. Many people today think only of taking from nature. It doesn’t work that way. I’m so happy you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Ansumani. I’m so pleased you liked the story. Even though some people choose to believe differently, our skin color is only due to the fact our recent ancestors came from certain parts of the world where the sun affected their skin in different ways. Recent DNA studies are proving that. We’re all human beings and need to respect one another and the world we live in. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  3. Indigenous people throughout the world have only hunted for food and not as a sport. Thus they are more respectful of what they do and only hunt according to their needs. Nice story.


  4. Love this story… reminds me of many a tale told around the campfire of an evening. Oral histories passed down through the generations.


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