Bear’s curled up beside the cave entrance, lulled to sleep by the pouring rain. Arachne swings lazily in her golden web, dreaming spider dreams. Denis is stretched out by the fire, his head in Katya’s lap. Katya strokes his hair. These days are exhilarating, sharing the biggest adventure of her life with her best friend, who is also her husband.

She softly sings him a love song:

“Heart of my heart
Root of my branch
Stem of my flower
I weave myself into your dreams.”

The fire creates a soft pillow of light. Denis stirs slightly, smiling in his sleep.

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

Nice continuation of the story, Juma. This one has left me with a nice feeling of peacefulness. Good job.

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

Wow. Carrie is right, Juma. It is a nice chapter/continuation of your story. It leaves serenity in me. And a very nice love song, very touching.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Juma
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Juma.

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

A peaceful setting Juma, that leaves me feeling everything is right with the world. The poem is a lovely addition to the story.

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

Your story is wonderfully serene, poetic and peaceful, Juma. Having read the previous parts and your comments, I understand that Katya is changing and that this journey is where she learns to tap into unknown worlds inside herself. Yes, she definitely has a poetic talent.

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