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Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Lakota Heroes...


I am back at work on my third in a series of Native American Heroes...

I found my hero in a dream three nights ago, and I got up to get him on paper (or should I say, on word.doc).  He is one of the men from my past. Patterned after a wonderful Native American man who caught my imagination and made my pre-teen heart go pitter-pat.

I wrote several short stories about him in grade school, Jr. High School, and High School, but I never managed to get him exactly right. Of course now that I write erotic stuff, I can make him as hot as he should be. LOL!

When I was a kid in school, I had a wonderful teacher who migrated into my little home town from California, met the man of her dreams, and stayed to teach school.  The first time it really snowed, she got so excited, she excused the whole class to go out and run around in the big fluffy flakes, catching them on her tongue and her try to grab them in her hands. Unfortunately, the Principal saw us, and we all had to go back into the classroom while she got a stern lecture. But the spontaneity of that wonderful moment will never leave my mind. 

She was my favorite teacher, hands down.  And the man she married was a full blood Goshute who worked the railroad. I saved the tiny little piece of wedding cake that she put into tiny white boxes for each of her class. I broke off the icing, of course...no use letting good sugar go to waste, right? But I had that bitty box for many years. I may still have it, buried away in my storage unit in my old old old stuff.

But I digress...it was her love of Native American Lore that led her to her hubby, and led me to a greater love for the many wonderful tribes that surrounded me where I grew up. Some of my best pals were NA kids, and when we played cowboy and Indians, I always got stuck with the cowboy part, when I wanted desperately to be Chief Snake in the Grass. Sigh.

So now I am resurrecting that marvelous Native American man I drooled over so many years back. I am going to have this finished as I resolved, within the next week.

See you later...
Fran Lee

12 comments:

  1. Hi Fran!
    I love this insight into your hero. I just posted over at Sweet N Sexy Divas today about how we get ideas and playing the "what if" game in our writing. What a wonderful WHAT IF you have here. I love the story of your teacher and the snow, too. She sounds like she was a wonderful person, really called to be a teacher. I write a lot of NA heroes too!
    Your books look awesome, girl!
    Great post!
    Cheryl

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  2. Oooh, go Fran! Dream guys are the best! I'm excited to see what spills out of that imagination of yours.

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  3. Sounds like a great plan, Chief Snake in the Grass! Good for you...WRITE!

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  4. Oh, what a lovely story about the snow.

    I can't wait to see what you do with your teenage hero now you're all grown up and, like you said, he can be as hot as he should be - YAY!

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  5. I have to say that I also write about NA heroes. There is just something wonderful about them.

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  6. So glad you found your hero, Fran - we need more of your marvelous stories!

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  7. Fran, what a great memory! There's just something wonderful about teachers who encourage spontaneity. Even now she's encouraging your creativity. I love your NA heroes and can't wait to read this!

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  8. So glad he showed up to get you writing again!

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  9. I always love hearing the inspiration behind a character! Great story, Fran :)

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  10. Fran, you write with such sensitivity about Native Americans. I'm so glad you've got another one started!!!

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  11. Thanks so much for your kind comments! I really appreciate your support!

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  12. Heh. LOVE the story. Looking forward to your new book!

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