Every week we post six lines from a work of ours, a work-in-progress or a work of someone else’s that has at least one LGBT character, posted on the Rainbow Snippets page, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/963484217054974 We join two Native American twenty-somethings at a diner with an angry toddler. But things are not what they seem; The young men are “Two-Spirit” people, but the supposed toddler is a spirit herself.
Jeremy “Mac” McCabe and Samuel Oldtree had met at the annual Native Coalition on Understanding Myth and Legend three years ago. That was before Mac found out that some legends weren’t just legends. Corn Maiden, for example; she supposedly became a young woman and aged into an old one over the year before repeating the process. Corn Maiden was Sam’s great-great-something Aunt. This year the annual transformation had gone a little extreme and she’d become a toddler.
“I have to be careful of eclipses,” she’d explained, “it threw me off.”
Here’s another snippet
“We’re ordering corn,” she said to the server who was taking their order. “And fry bread. With butter.”
“She’s been studying our culture,” Sam explained.
“I AM your culture God dammit!” Corn Maiden said. “I’m the one who showed your people how to make…”
Okay, just one more bit, to see if Corn Maiden calms down…Oops. I didn’t think so…
Mac wondered why a Native goddess swore exactly like a white Protestant guy whose lawn mower wouldn’t start.
“I should forbid the corn crop from growing this year,” Corn Maiden grumbled when the server left.
“You do,” Mac said, “and I have two words for you; Day Care!”
“You wouldn’t!” Corn Maiden said shocked. Mac glared. She sat back in her chair.
The eclipse referenced was the August 2017 one which had just happened and which I saw! Here’s the link to the original story: https://authorjeffbaker.com/2017/08/27/story-for-monday-flsh-fics-august-28-2017-corn-maiden/ Have a good week!