Coming in 2012. Wandering Weeds Anthology. Hall Brothers Entertainment.
Rett is selected to be the next tumba master, if she bonds with her herd and the tumbas accept her. The feral ancestors crash in through the dome, killing her teacher and her new hatchlings. Rett, the tumbas and their whole world teeter in peril.
My vision: I took that iconic painting of bison dotting the American West like sage and brush, and turned them into tumbleweeds as livestock on Mars.