Breath of the Mountain
by Nellotie Porter Chastain
Can a seven-year-old boy keep a life-time promise? Homer Ray Blackey’s promise stays fresh in his mind as he keeps watch over his younger cousin, Gloria Jean Blackey.
Like alabaster arrows, lightning stabs through the clouds delivering a violent storm that chases the children out of the creek. Six-year-old Gloria Jean Blackey’s eyes squint through the pelting rain.