“Defending the Fort”

“Snapshot Saturday”

Smoke from a musket shot spews from a log fort.

Thick, white smoke flared from Old Turkey Feathers’ muzzle. The death sphere struck a British soldier mid-chest. Msko-waagosh scrambled to his feet, stepped to the right and grasped his powder horn. A settler homesteading near the log fort poked his rifle through the scant opening and took careful aim. The skirmish lasted all of five minutes… Old Northwest Territory, south of Laughery Creek, in the Year of our Lord, 1795…

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