Title: Thirsty for Water: A Short Story
Author: N. N. Light
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Short Story
Juliet can’t wait to graduate from high school and finally move on with her life. Five more days and she’s free. She gazes out the window while her history teacher, Mrs. Johnson, drones on about war, famine and lack of water in Africa.
A gong rings, startling Juliet out of her daydream. She looks around to see if it was one of her classmates pulling a prank when a little boy carrying a spear appears. Is he a ghost or something more? He pleads for her help and before she can argue, she is transported to a small village in Africa. History comes alive like never before and Juliet must decide how she can help Noko and his village before it’s too late.
Thirsty for Water tells the story of Africa and the need for water in an approachable way for children of all ages. A great learning tool for teachers, parents and libraries.
“How do you know my name?” She gasped and tried to pinch her arm.
“I know all about you. My name is Noko.” He paused and reached out to touch her arm. “Why are you hurting yourself like that?”
His hand felt cool on her arm and she stopped. If he was a ghost, I wouldn’t be able to feel him. This must be real… but how? She reached up and touched his thumb with her index finger. His skin was dry yet very real.
“I was m-m-making sure you were real.” She leaned forward and whispered, “Why are you here? What do you want with me?”
He took his hand away and smiled. “Your elder there is talking about my country and all you can think about is getting out of here. Where I come from, there is no school. Children like me hunt, fish and work in the fields. You are lucky to sit here all day and not work.”
She leaned back in her chair and thought about it. No school, only working to survive. It was a sobering thought and she shivered.
Praise for Thirsty for Water:
“I loved it. I had no idea just how short short would be when I started it, but what a lovely tale to teach & inspire! I feel strongly a connection being made always holds the best potential to calm, comfort & nourish, to move & inspire hope, to insight change or instill lessons. And for me, I feel any kind of travel…time travel, dimension travel (I’m a big fan of the Twilight Zone!), or even a story with a “real” trip involved always helps to create that connection somehow. It was THAT quick…& true…once Juliet felt a connection to Noko…it was a done deal! So beautiful. The story simple…& short…yet so powerful.” – Amazon Reviewer
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Author Biography: N. N. Light is the husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N. Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.
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