Roy Curtis, a successful middle-aged investment banker and rancher, still feels the decade-old scars of the automobile accident that left him a widower. In a chance meeting at a museum exhibition, he is introduced to Rebecca Davidson, a divorced mother and university instructor. Both had given up on ever being capable of loving again, yet something special happens that evening. Through an old-fashioned courtship, they begin to chip down the invisible walls that conceal the pain they buried so long ago. Then one night Rebecca sees the image of a face in her Sioux Indian dreamcatcher and the unimaginable happens. While on a picnic, a poisonous snake bites Roy, and the weeks of recovery begin to take their toll on the couple. The situation compounds when an unexpected blizzard causes the small plane that Rebecca is flying in to crash. When the rescue effort for Rebecca is delayed, Roy takes matters into his own hands. Is his love for her deep enough to carry him through the woods? Can Rebecca survive a night of blizzard conditions? Does the dreamcatcher’s face hold the key?
Creative Writing | Fiction
Yoder, Vernon, "Dreamcatcher's Face" (2006). Alumni Book Gallery. 218.