Thomas Doty – Storyteller


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Between Stories

After the last word is whispered and the storytelling fire quiets to coals, characters slip into the shadowy woods. Coyote follows his nose in pursuit of his various appetites. Bear lumbers toward plump huckleberries and a long nap. Native Woman walks the river trail, alone, upriver, toward the rising sun. They wander through moments still to be told. Next night, lured home by words, they step back into firelight. "In the Old Time," says the storyteller, "Coyote was going somewhere." And so it goes, for all time.