“Come see!” Katya ran to look.

She offers us pearls, spun each morning in shades of dawn and dew,” Bear whispered, as he and Katya admired the glistening web.

Denis watched and listened, pondering the mystery of Bear – fierce and protective one minute, tender and poetic the next.

Bear walked toward Denis, his hands cupped. “She wants to go with us,” he said, showing Denis the spider. “Could you be her protector for the journey?”

Denis happily accepted this different path to manhood. “Beautiful Arachne, help me walk the double path of strength and beauty, led by your silken strands.

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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
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1 year ago

I have just read the related stories and they are wonderful! If you enjoyed this story, I would definitely recommend reading them. Great job Juma!

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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

I really enjoyed this story, I will definitely look into the related stories!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I enjoyed it again, Juma. Your every piece of story shows and tells me your dedication, passion, and love in writing. Great job, Juma.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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1 year ago

You’re welcome, Juma.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

This ‘episode’ is very poetic, Juma. Lovely piece of writing 🙂

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
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1 year ago

I actually wrote a story about Arachne in the ‘Scary’ themed competition back in the autumn, but it didn’t get shortlisted unfortunately. I’ll have to enter it for a different one sometime maybe ?

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

I agree with Carrie, Juma, there is poetry in your writing and it’s magical. Your story opens up a different world to us and I’m loving the journey.

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

Hello Juma, I gathered that it was part of an ongoing series, so it become a little difficult to read it as a finished 100 words story, but having said that it still holds its own by your ability to capture the reader. I would love to read some of your poetry, because your stories are always sprinkled by poetic words.

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

There is something magical about spider webs and you certainly captured that in your 100-word chapter, Juma. This is beautifully written and I will go and read the other stories too!

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

Very poetic with a wonderful choice of words, Juma. I am intrigued by what you say about being inspired by Joseph Campbell. That puts your story in an interesting perspective.

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