Thanks Native X and Single Red Female!
NATIVE(X) hosted a short story contest in collaboration with Single Red Female, a Native-owned management, marketing, and promotions agency. Dyani Brown, the owner of Single Red Female, and I reviewed all entries and chose Dana Lone Hill’s “Four Colored Flags” as the winner. Dana won a NATIVE(X) tote and a framed copy of “Four Colored Flags”.
Four Colored Flags
I ran the day after I turned 18. I ran from my adopted home as if it were on fire. I ran with a backpack filled with a couple of changes of clothes, a comb, some hotel soaps and a jar of Carmex. I ran straight for about two miles, then ducked off the main road and started walking. I cut through some country roads until I hit pavement again. Then I started hitchhiking. I was tired and thirsty but I wasn’t going to stop until I got to where I was going…
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