The whole world sounded strange the next morning. Steinar could hear the sound of what his sister’s called “snow dulling.” When the snow is falling – or it was freshly fallen – every sound seemed as though it were wrapped in fresh lamb’s wool. It was dampened and dulled. He could hear it through the … Continue reading
It was just before dawn when the scream woke him. Steinar’s heart was racing before he could even partially sit up. What was that? WHO was that? Who would be in the forest screaming at this hour? Surely, it couldn’t be good.
Steinar woke to the smell of food. Hot food. He could scarcely believe it was true. He was going to have another hot meal. Oh, Gott was so good to him!
It took all that Steinar could do to not RUN to the nearby Community. He so longed to be around people. He so longed to eat. He so longed to bathe….he so NEEDED to bathe.
Steinar woke to what his half-sleeping mind thought was the Stone still singing. Instead it was birds. (He was kind of disappointed.) The rain had stopped. Finally. Steinar thought he’d never been so happy to see the sunshine, plus the residue of the song of the Stone seemed to be ringing in his head. All … Continue reading
Three straight days!! Rain, rain and more rain. Steinar couldn’t remember the last time it had rained for three days straight. He thought he might start screaming if the constant drip, drip, drip above his head, night and day, didn’t stop. He’d rather hear his sisters talk about clothes than this!
Waking up alone in the woods that you have been taught your whole life to fear, is not a good way to start your day. Waking up alive in the woods that you have been taught to fear improves it significantly. And the fact that he was alive was the only thing that Steinar had … Continue reading
In the dark, Steinar heard growling. Every muscle in his body was suddenly awake and ready for battle again. His ears strained to hear which direction the growling was coming from, when the deep rumbling pierced the dark again. In his sluggish state, it sounded like it was right beside him.
He couldn’t decide which was louder – the sound of his heart pounding in his chest or the snorting of the nearing wild boar. How quickly his life had changed. Just this morning, he and his family sat at the breakfast table enjoying the start to a good day, good food and good conversation – … Continue reading
Again this year, we are sharing with you a holiday story that we hope you are able to read aloud to your children. (Well, most of them anyway. Jeffrey is terrible about sitting on our laps when we read. He keeps insisting on stretching those long legs of his out. And this may be beneath … Continue reading