Eva writes fiction. She does not limit her writing to any particular genre, preferring to try her hand at several different types as dictated by her literary interests and life’s experiences. She is an avid reader of history (European and American) as well as many other topics. Eva also appreciates many hobbies, her current passions being writing and jewelry-designing.
This short story is my own spin on a legend about a woman who had probably witnessed a loved one being tortured or killed, and as a result lost her mind. She became known thereafter as that crazy woman.
The story is loosely based on one of the stories my mother told me about one of my maternal great- grandmothers who had been kidnapped by a band of Apache warriors when she was a young girl. She spent some in captivity and one day garnered enough courageous to attempt an escape. Names and details of the escape are fictitious and
exist only in the author's imagination.
The elk hunters, George and Mary, caught in a blizzard, find shelter in a deserted cabin. Mary finds a diary of a young woman who had come West with her husband during the Gold Rush Days in the Black Hills of South Dakota. George and Mary find the cabin still awaiting the return of its occupants when nearly a century had passed.