We rarely recognize the seeds of conflict when we’re sowing them.
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued)
Previously: Zack began pressing the culturally non-competitive naims to choose a “winner” in his storytelling contest.
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“Who thinks Tuber won?” he asked the crowd.
A confused beat, then the Root Naim males began to stomp their feet and butt their heads together and the Root Naim females began to fluff one anothers’ hair and scream, “Fee-hey!” A few Leaf Naims started to stomp and “fee-hey” as well, but were immediately silenced.
“Poop (eliminate) Tuber!” one fellow shouted, and the rest of the Leaf Naims quickly took up the chant: “Poop Tuber! Poop Tuber!” “Poop (Insert Name Here)!” became the cheer du jour.
Several dozen of Lyffwin’s husky leaf-squad rushed onto the field, ready to literally eliminate Tuber, but Zack stepped out in front of them.
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