March 2006 Winner: Dr. Joyce Wheeler, Arrow
Honorable Mention: Carol Gandolfo, Psy.D., The
Honorable Mention: Donna Holland, Lost
Honorable Mention: Glenda Rynn, The Restless One
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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
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.
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.
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.