Thank you so much, K Rawson, for your brilliant Pegman’s Challenge! And thank you for choosing Loxton too 🙂
Leafing through the memories
For others, Murray was just a river and those odd tracks lining up the shores were just signs of drunkards messing about.
But for me, it had a much, much greater significance. It’s a gesture that Gakal had not forgotten me yet.
Every time I see those large clumps of seaweed, I remember him. Everytime I see those marks slapped by the the tails, I remember him. Oh, Gakal why did you have to go?
They said, “He’s gone for good!”
They said “He’s a monster!”
But to me, he was a savior. Yes, he looked ugly but he had saved my life more than once and on his back, I had travelled all around river Murray, and I have leaped back and forth time.
He shouldn’t have gone.
They said, they have killed him.
I don’t believe it. Dear Gakal, when will you return?
- Gakal is an aboriginal Australian word meaning “skill”
- The character of this story, Gakal, is a Muldjewangk, an aboriginal mythical creature.
- The main character is Alex, yes, the one about whom I wrote in last week’s challenge 🙂