Friday Fictioneers – Where do people come from?


Crow was alone. So he brought form and shape to the Earth. From the Earth’s belly creatures emerged, swarming, swimming, and walking each according to its type.

But still Crow was lonely. So he played a trick, holding in his beak a shiny pebble, round as the sun and smooth as a lake. The Earth wanted the shiny thing and grew a grasping hand. Quick as a tornado, Crow seized the wrist, pulling until the hand stretched into an arm. Twisting until it rose from the mud, he made a torso. The mud sat up, looked around, and said “Wow!”



Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

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48 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Where do people come from?

  1. Love that spin on the human origin myth – so very true of many cultures, man made from clay because the Earth felt empty without him. Pretty sure the Earth doesn’t feel the same way now … Nice tale Neil

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