The Wishing Map 90

Be careful. Not everyone reciprocates with questions. Some use bullets.

Mitch Teemley

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The Wishing Map

Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued)

Previously: Zack astounded the childlike naims by asking them to do the “impossible”: tell different stories based on the same piece of wood!

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“OK,” Zack pressed on, “now bring out Tuber!”

“Why isn’t there another piece a’ rainbowwood?” a nervous naim asked.

“He’ll turn this’n over,” Sniggle explained, and that satisfied them.

But he didn’t turn it over.

“OK, Tuber, for the title of Naimian’s Greaty-est Storysmith…what do you see?” The crowd hushed, not out of anticipation, but confusion. Master Zaggyzim was asking Tuber to tell a story that had already been told. There could be no other because Thistlecress had already told the story, the one that belonged to this piece of wood.

Tuber sensed the crowd’s unrest, but did not know what it meant…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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