Kathleen King is an English instructor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She received the Alchemist Review Fiction Award for an excerpt from Cricket Sings in 1980.
For Cricket Sings, Cahokia medicine woman, the omens have been bad. She is old, and so at this year’s Sun Ceremony she will tell her stories, the tales handed down from grandparents to grandchildren since the memory of the People began. The Sun King is dying, unable to perfom the Ceremony which will bring good crops to the fields.