Some say the most terrible thing that could happen is to be eaten
alive but there is something far more horrible than that.
Based on actual Native American folklore of the Mohave, a demon
escapes a cluster of stars called, The Seven Sisters and comes to
earth on a meteor. The Mohave are in peril of this demon, Kwayu who
eats its victims alive and takes their souls. They ask the Seven
Sisters for intervention. The Sisters hear the cry of the desert
people and build a prison to house Kwayu called Spirit Rock. They
teach the shamans of the Mohave how to control the demon with the help
of a talisman given to the tribe. But when the last shaman dies and
the old ways are forgotten, Kwayu wakes. Can they find the clues to
control the demon once again and stop the strange disappearance of the
desert people? Or is that knowledge lost forever?
Thelma watched the group until the last one disappeared over the
ridge. The worried feeling was still with her and she now wished that
she said something before they left. She had a premonition. Something
about the place bothered her. Now, more so that she was alone.
With no one else around, she could hear the wind as it passed over the
sagebrush, a lonely sound, like the cry of tortured souls in the
distance that seemed to never stop. A lizard laid on a rock nearby to
sun himself and stared at her. She stared back and wondered why the
creature watched her. Thelma’s thoughts were dark and to get her mind
away from all the bad feelings she felt, decided to rummage in the van
for something to read. Maybe she would clean the van out if there were
time before they got back. With one last look at the ridge, she then
walked to the van and opened the side door.