Black Creek Pond

Black Creek Pond was His. The land was His.

Until “they” came – then everything changed.

Settlers to Dakota Territory were encroaching on the inhabitant of Black Creek Pond. They were using His land. Using His water. His home.

And He didn’t like it.

When a disease struck the settlement, he had a choice. Help them? Let them die?

He helped. The town of Henley survived and thrived.

But his help had a price. A payment of flesh and blood. The flesh and blood of an unsullied youth was all he charged.

Now every leap year, the town of Henley had a choice.

Suffer the disease again?

Or continue providing a sacrifice?