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Trapped in the Snow

on March 4, 2023

I’m pleased to announce that my short story, “Trapped in the Snow,” has been published today on Gobblers & Masticadores. Thank you, J. RE Crivello and Manuela Timofte, for publishing it! Please visit Gobblers & Masticadores and show them your support. And if you like my story, please remember to like it. Thanks!

Gobblers & Masticadores

by Dawn Pisturino

Delaware Territory, Colonial America, 1755

Nunganey trudged through the crusty snow searching for signs of beaver and other game. He longed for a blazing fire and his mother’s warm smile. But the villagers were counting on the hunters—the best of the tribe—to bring back fresh meat.

“Turn back!” shouted his father over the rising wind as a shower of white flakes fluttered down from the sky.

Nunganey’s heart dropped with disappointment. There would be no fresh meat. His younger brothers and sisters would cry with disappointment when their mother served hot watery broth, brewed from old bones, and meager portions of mashed acorns for dinner. His own hunger raged inside of him, and he longed for a piece of fat beaver cooked over a hot fire.

Suddenly, one of the hunters shouted, “Raccoon tracks!”

Nunganey’s father pointed at an old tree with a large hole in the…

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44 responses to “Trapped in the Snow

  1. aparna12 says:

    Wow. This is a lovely, heart touching story. ❤❤❤😊😊😊

    Liked by 3 people

  2. kvbclarke says:

    Beautiful story!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Timothy Price says:

    Congratulations, Dawn.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Easymalc says:

    Well done Dawn.

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  5. So well-told Dawn, I felt the cold in my bones. Congratulations on your publication!!

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  6. BabyFunbo says:

    Congratulations! 🎉

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  7. love your vivid imagery Dawn.. truly captivating.
    Congratulations! 💞

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  8. utahan15 says:


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  9. elvira797mx says:

    Wonderful story! Great work! Thank’s for share, Dawn.
    Happy Sunday!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Congratulations Dawn! 👏🏼🥂👏🏼 Poor Nunganey had a challenging time, but remembering what his grandfather said to him and for being patient, he won and his win benefitted all. Beautiful, beautiful story Dawn. 🥰💖😘

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  11. jai says:

    Congratulation, Dawn. Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. inaloveworld says:

    You are more than welcome, Dawn!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. What a gripping short tale. Bliss.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Layla Todd says:

    Congratulations! Loving this crisp and vivid short story. 🙂

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  15. spwilcen says:

    Interesting start here. I do not [you likely have noticed] exploit links to sites other than those original to those I follow [by weekly lookup or by WP reader]. “Others” like Gobb&Mast. G&M in particular I have a dislike for. I know I’m likely missing some good stuff, some great talent, but there is some axe-grinding here. Please forgive.

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  16. Congratulations, Dawn! I enjoyed this compelling story with vivid imagery.

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  17. Harshi says:

    A beautiful, gripping tale with the emotional element being just right!

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  18. MaryOgazi says:

    Nice Great Story 👍

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  20. SelmaMartin says:

    Lovely. Enjoyed reading your story. Xoxo

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