Excerpt from So Says The River
“Two versions of the crest,” thought Willow. I’d not seen the spiral waved crest before.”
“Or have I?” She closed her eyes and imagined the bookcases in the reading loft. They spanned the entire wall and were filled with books, old and new, and artifacts of family history.
She remembered the top shelves. “These would be barely visible to me when I was younger.” On opposite edges on the top shelf stood two matching vases.
“I wonder…” she flicked to her photo album and searched for vase. Up popped several photos of the reading loft, and one, a family photo from a large gathering for Camila’s wedding, spanned the whole room, complete with the two vases at each end of the bookcase.
Zooming in on the one on the right— the usual calm waves in hues of light blue flowed around the darker background of the vase.
Zooming in on the left vase, she saw the spiral waves— light blues as well over the same darker background, but definitely a more active, perhaps angry or excited, river wave.
Gram had said, “Listen to the river.” And the story warns, “So says the river.”
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