THE LAND OF BURNED OUT FIRES
Copyright © 2012 VELLA MUNN
Cover Art Designed by Elaina Lee
Edited by B.G. Lashbrooks
One spring day three very special women, a teenage boy, and I went to the Lava Beds National Landmark near the Oregon/California border. Interest in writing had initially brought the women together, but we now considered each other dear friends. The boy was there because he going through a rough patch in his life, and his mother didn't want to leave him alone. Sometimes we walked as one over the starkly-beautiful ghost-filled land. Sometimes we broke off for some solitude because the compelling elements were speaking to us.
I dedicate Land of Burned out Fires to those precious friends, Lance, and the Modoc Indians who left their spirits behind for us.
Is this really me?