The Wishing Map 88

How many disasters have occurred for which I unwittingly laid the groundwork?

Mitch Teemley

Wishing pix-Title-(framed)

Note: To read The Wishing Mapfrom the beginning, click here.

The Wishing Map

Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued)

Previously: Zack astounded the childlike naims by insisting that more than one of them could be storysmiths.

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“Slipstreak,” Zack asked, “what do you see in the wood?”

“I…I’m not sure,” the teenage Leaf Naim replied.

“Yes, you are. Go on.”

“Well…there’s a house…on a hill top…”

Zack looked at the gray-brown shape with a patch of gold above it that might easily have been a thatched roof. “Traith! I see it!”

“An’ there’s a human lady…”


“…with a thousand cheldings (children)!”

A wave of laughter rolled through the clearing. The crowd was entranced with this more-than-one-story-at-a-time idea: it was like discovering a meal could have more than one course!

“Yes,” said Zack. “I see every one of them!” And he did.

Naims flooded the field, anxious…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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3 Responses to The Wishing Map 88

  1. Is this an excerpt from a novel that you are writing, Mitch? Forgive my ignorance 😦 I’ve arrived in the middle of the party, I’m afraid. By the way, this is an intriguing story-line! I’m looking forward to more!

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