Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snippet Sunday December 1st 2013


Snippet from Journey to Freedom

It was dawn as the Cherokee tribe prepared to leave their home. A place the white men called Georgia, and they were being moved to a new place called Oklahoma. His father, the Chief, was married to a black woman. The battle waged inside him as the two heritages collided. All his life he had learned of the Indian ways as well as the white men’s ways. He was ten years old and for the first time he was about to disobey his father’s command. He was not going to Oklahoma with them. He was not going to leave the only place he had known. He spit on the ground and stared angrily at the creek as it flowed by oblivious to the tormented kid.



11 comments:

  1. Life seems so unfair. I hope he doesn't get himself into trouble.

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    1. Well, for the time period it is set and his defiance he is about to embark on a journey that lands him in difficult places that tests his courage and faith in people.

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  2. His internal struggle is described really well in this snippet. I can sense the depth of this poor child's pain. Very well written!

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    1. Thank you Denise. This was my first book written and I am glad his feelings and what he was going through was able to be felt!

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  3. Nice set up. It's going to be interesting to see what becomes of him.

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    1. Thanks Paula. He has a long journey ahead of him with many obstacles to overcome.

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  4. Thank you Linda, Denise and P.T. for your comments. :)

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  5. Super excerpt. I wanted to know more about this boy.

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  6. I really like how the creek flowed by, oblivious... A lesson we all must learn, and this young lad is learning it in the midst of a lot of other terrible things. I want to know more--and that's a good thing. :-)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments Teresa! I'm glad this caught your attention since it is the beginning of the story.

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