Como Lobos

David Andrew Place, University of Texas at El Paso


In a world of conflict, Storm Crow, a Comanche warrior, leads a war party making its way through Mexico and Texas, stealing horses, abducting children, and wreaking chaos as he seeks spiritual and magical power, increasing his notoriety and prowess as a warrior. During one raid, Storm Crow abducts a white child, six-year-old Wade Vance. When Wade tries to escape, Storm Crow attempts to shoot him. When Storm Crow’s gun fails twice, he realizes that the boy is not meant to die and adopts him, renaming Wade, “Broken Gun,” in praise of the perceived magical intervention, the gun misfiring twice, that saved the child’s life. Broken Gun grows to love his new father but is haunted by the ghosts of his dead parents and visions of himself as a child and a shadow figure that visit him in dreams, the visions tormenting him and forcing him to remember the circumstances of his abduction.

Subject Area

Fine arts|Creative writing

Recommended Citation

Place, David Andrew, "Como Lobos" (2021). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI28645110.