‘Posterity’s Companions,’ ‘The Chains Of Events,’ And ‘Wild Horses’: Three Short Stories Created From Mormon Pioneer Diaries

For Mormons whose history troubles them, I have attempted to undermine any sense of discomfort about who they may once have been, and therefore are, in the creation of stories and characters from early LDS diary entries. Even in the darkest events, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, for example, Mormon ancestors can and do emerge for me in the fullness of their humanity as understandable, sympathetic, and even heroic.

Cheryl Pace, David Spencer