FlashmobWrites gives you a choice of two different prompts, both taken from the lyrics of a song (which you can also use for inspiration, or ignore as you see fit).
For Week 1.06 the prompts were
Cara Michaels: “playing the waiting game”
Ruth Long: “keep the fire burning”
As the sun-summoner of the Long Grass Tribe, N’gok should have had a seat at the clanmeet. But womenfolk were forbidden to enter the Cave of Elders so she languished outside. Those of her caste from the other tribes were within. Deciding on the upcoming challenge. Undoubtedly they would be trying to make it difficult for her, but she didn’t care. Long after dark figures began to emerge from the cave, and her eyes sought out Gorn. He stopped briefly and put a consoling hand on her shoulder.
She had expected as much. The traditional hunting spears were something that was also taboo for her kind. Though she did her best not to show it, N’gok was elated. She had no intention of killing even one mammoth. She had a better plan, one that would bring glory to the Long Grass Tribe – if it succeeded.
The other sun-summoners went to the hunting lodge but her steps led her to the tent of the medicine man. She explained the rite she had in mind and he grinned a toothless smile at her wisdom. Capering about his tent he chanted to himself, gathering the magics she would need. After preparing a poultice of foul smelling herbs, he daubed her liberally with it before braiding her hair with feathers.
“I shall keep the fire burning. Be safe on your soul walk, and follow the smoke home.”
N’gok thanked him and made herself comfortable on his furs. She drank down the gourd he handed her. She almost retched at the foul chunks that jostled and bumped against the back of her throat before the stupor took her. For three days she lay there, moaning incoherently and wracked by convulsions until finally she returned to herself.
Gratefully she drank a skin of water and chewed some dried fruit.
“Let them have their puny spears, for I have found the mammoth’s graveyard and our tusks will be without number. The Long Grass Tribe will have the Sunlord’s favour!”