#100WCGU – Wk75 – Prompt: photo – 100 words – “Maina”

05 Feb

Maina stood transfixed overlooking the Grand Canyon’s abyss.

Worried she was terrified, “Maina, are you okay?”

“Wamblee spoke to me,” her eyes looked a little glazed

“Who is Wamblee?”

“Wamblee is my spirit guide. I was the eagle. Look!”

She pointed up. An eagle was soaring but dropped down and landed on the railing. It looked at Maina for a short time before appearing to bow and flying off.

Our Native American guide explained Maina had had a spirit guide experience, “She will achieve greatness in her life.”

We had named her well. Maina was a Hindi name for bird.

image011This is the prompt photo from the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups site.


4 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk75 – Prompt: photo – 100 words – “Maina”

  1. deanabo

    February 5, 2013 at 08:03

    Brilliant! I really liked this!

    • Ross Mannell

      February 6, 2013 at 23:15

      Thanks for the comment.

      It was the birds in the scene and thoughts of the Native American people’s spirit guides that came to mind when I saw the picture.

  2. newpillowbook

    February 5, 2013 at 08:32

    Odd coincidence – or a message? Nicely paced story.

    • Ross Mannell

      February 6, 2013 at 23:18

      Thanks for the comment.

      For those who see life as a series of chance events, it’s a coincidence. For those who feel we follow a path through life, it’s a message. 🙂


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