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Monthly Writing Contest

March 2006 Winner: Dr. Joyce Wheeler, Arrow and Coyote
Honorable Mention: Carol Gandolfo, Psy.D., The Tent
Honorable Mention: Donna Holland, Lost and Found
Honorable Mention: Glenda Rynn, The Restless One
View the 2006 Will Write 4 Food catalogue of winners & honorable mentions. View the contest rules.

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March 2006 Winner
Arrow and Coyote
by Dr. Joyce Wheeler

    Deep in the mineshaft area of New Mexico, the bronzed brothers discovered an ancestral fire pit. Digging around it disclosed a slightly shattered and blackened turquoise ring, mounted in silver. A hummingbird hovered.
    They argued amicably about its final ownership then agreed it would become part of their mutually owned Indian crafted merchandise. A New Mexico highway was their merchandising area, set up in a teepee to lure traveling motorists. Turquoise jewelry was displayed on leather strips.
    Once evening’s chill settled on the highway and headlights became scarce, Arrow and Coyote slept inside. These brothers sold out each week due to authenticity. They would barter for whores and whiskey, despite the risk that their cherished women would reject them if they sensed either violation.
    A gaggle of Teens spilled out of a van and ransacked the teepee, but departed with knife wounds. Arrow and Coyote were armed with bow and arrows after that incident, which created more sales and enhanced their mystique. Bloody knives and pottery filled with arrowheads were displayed.
    They staged dramatic knife fights, routinely. When each bloody show was over, warrior knives were purchased. Life was simple, until an addicted motorist grabbed a feathered hatchet and split open the head of Coyote. Arrow stereotypically scalped the motorist, and displayed it on a leather strip near the jewelry. He buried the man and his brother in the desert. Arrow never spoke of Coyote, but wore the tribal ring from the fire pit. A hummingbird hovered near the teepee.

 

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