I remember when Sedna sent us the pale beasts.
“Why’d she do that,” Yuta clawed at Ahnah.
“But you’re the wise woman, you ought to know.”
“Wise woman I might be, but I’m not Sedna to be in her head.”
The pale beasts confused us. They were not food, they provided no skins; what use had they? Yuta and Kallik wanted to kill them but Ahnah said no, to leave them alone and they’d go away.
Ahnah said true. After three sun-seasons the pale beasts disappeared into the sea and haven’t returned to this day.
97 words, written for What Pegman Saw: Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
BTW, in case you’ve not caught it, the pale beasts were Norse from Greenland