Boilerplate Preface: As we practice PHYSICAL DISTANCING, I have decided to offer some of my after school creative writing workshop notes, tools, and exercises here for children of all ages. If you would like to share your stories, you may do so in the comments- or if you have your own blog, you may post it there, but please link back to the post that inspired it, and then share the link to your post in the comments.
This is Part VIII in this series. For parts I – VII, IX, please see the following:
KeyWords Creative Writing: Catling Clans – Introduction
KeyWords Creative Writing: Catling Clans – The KeyWords Method
KeyWords Creative Writing: Catling Clans – Character Creation and Backstory
KeyWords Creative Writing: Catling Clans – Clan Visitors- Choices to Make
KeyWords Creative Writing: Catling Clans – Flights of Fancy- Myths and Legends
KeyWords Creative Writing: Catling Clans – Challenges- Missions to Accept
KeyWords Creative Writing: Catling Clans – Leveling Up- New Skills and Talents
KeyWords Creative Writing: Catling Clans – Continuing the Story- The Dispersal
- Character Creation and Backstory– Character Sheets, Dice, & Cat Imagery
- Clan Visitors– Choices to Make
- Flights of Fancy– Myths and Legends
- Challenges– Missions to Accept
- Leveling Up– New Skills and Talents
- Summer Celebration- Festivals and New Traditions
Catling Clans: Chronicles of Phoenix Clan
Summer Celebration- Festivals and New Traditions
The longest day of the year has arrived.
And with it, the first summer storm.
It arrives suddenly. First with silent lightning. Then with brilliant flashes. It never reaches the camp of Phoenix Clan, but is an astounding show of light and dark, colors and shadows, individual clouds in a brilliant indigo sky.
Just as suddenly, the sky clears. A brilliant sun shines in the distance as it begins to set.
In the middle of a clearing, where there had been a fire from the Great Storm, something sparkles.
Everyone heads towards it, some cautiously, some racing.
Persephone tells everyone, “These are Firestones.”
She passes one to each member of Phoenix Clan.
“When you take out your Firestone, no matter where you are, always remember- you have a home with Phoenix Clan. Always.”
Everyone cheers and begins to celebrate as the sun blazes on the horizon.
What do you bring to the celebration- from your old clan, from yourself, from what you wish to see?