Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Queen With The Frozen Heart 14



The moon stared the men from the nightly sky with a frown on its round face.

It did not appreciate what its wife was up to and it had no soft sentiments for neither men nor the boa people.

But since the vultures and the jaguar men had managed to insult even the moon with their hateful ways.

It had decided to leave his wife to her own device.

She was smart enough to know what she was doing.

The silent men filled the opening in the forest.
Red, yellow, brown and colored boas bathed in in the moon’s light while they hanged languidly from the tree branches around the opening.

- Iluku, a voice called.

- I – loo – koo, it screeched in the night.

A huge white owl flew by the moon and landed softly in front of the prince.

Iluku, he saluted her softly, thank you for coming.

The owl nodded and screeched again.

It opened its wings and the men found themselves without a space where to stand.
 - Hop on it, Amarun indicated, she will fly us to the mountains where the jaguar men live.

The warriors shuffled their feet and raised their spears but no one moved.

Hurry, the prince admonished them, we only have the night!

The men looked from one to another, nobody wanted to be a coward but not one wanted to mount the huge owl either.

- It is Iluku, Amarun explained, she will not hurt you but she is here to help us.

- I will go, a young boy moved forward.

- I trust you, Rumi said to the prince.
 The warriors shuffled their feet again, raised their spears and thumped them to the ground.

Then they all climbed on the owl, and while they climbed the owl grew in size, so that each and every one of them was able to find a place where to sit on it.

But there was no space for the boa people, and neither did they want to try to ride on Iluku.

They were no friends, she would rather eat them than let feel their coils around her feathers.

The owl plucked a feather from under her wing and held it in its beak.

 Its wise eyes looked into princes eyes.
 - I shall give you this gift if you wish it, Amarun could hear its voice in his head, but the magic is strong and I do not know the antidote.

Slowly he reached out and took the feather from the owl.

His body started changing form, it became longer and more sinuous and he could feel a ridge growing from his neck.

Something was tickling his back and his hands and his feet.

- Amarun, he could hear the warriors whispering, the Feathered Snake.

When the prince opened his arms he could see that he had now wings and instead of human feet, his were like a lizard’s.
 Slowly he walked to the bubbling river next to the clearing in the jungle and watched the reflection of his new form in the water.

His head was like a snake’s head but he had a big ridge growing from it and the ridge was covered with rainbow colored feathers.

His hands were wings covered in the same rainbow feathers and his long fingers, covered in scales, ended in claws.

His feet had similar multicolored scales and ended in talons.

From his behind he could see his tail, when he moved it the rainbow feathers moved together with him and formed a multicolor crown around him.

- He is the Great Rainbow Snake; the men muttered and shook from fear.




To be continued...

This is the fourteenth part of the story.

If you want to read the first part of the story, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 1  

To read the second part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 2 

To read the third part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 3

To read the fourth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 4

To read the fifth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 5.


To read the sixth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 6


To read the seventh part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 7


 To read the eight part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 8

To read the ninth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 9


To read the tenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 10


To read the eleventh part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 11


To read the twelth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 12

To read the thirteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 13

86 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting story! I can't wait to read the rest.

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  2. Sounds like a very interesting story!

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  3. Wow so interesting! Thanks for sharing

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  4. Beautifully written I wish I had read all the parts.

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    1. There are links at the end of the post, Nayna. If you wish to you can read the whole story from the beginning.

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    2. You are very gracious Joanna...*s*

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  5. Thanks for sharing. I have been reading and look forward to the next installment

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that, Jen!

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    2. Beautifully written!! I wish I had the creativeness to write like this!

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  6. Oh goodness I'm going to have to go back and read the others now!

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  7. very cool! loved it

    ~Hendrick Moy Photography

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  8. I keep thinking I must start writing my book :) Great story!

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  9. I love when you post these segments. I really wish that I could go back and read every single one from the beginning. Your a great writer.

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    1. There are links to every post at the end, Bonnie. I hope you enjoy the story :)

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  10. I will also have to go back and read your other ones, how beautiful!

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  11. Great writing!! Very inspiring!!

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  12. Oh wow! Do you write these or are they folktales passed down? Very evocative.

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    1. I write the story but it is based in the folklore here in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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  13. I need to read the rest to know what is going on here. I am so lost

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    1. I hope you do, and enjoy reading them :)

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  14. As always, your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them!

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  15. Always love the photos and the stories!

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  16. Thanks for sharing... lovely as always.

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  17. This is a great continuation to the story! I enjoyed reading each part so far. I also love your photos!

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging comment! It is such a joy to hear that someone has enjoyed reading the story :)

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  18. sounds like a great story - my girls would love it

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  19. What a beautiful story, so intriguing.

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  20. Sounds like this is going to be a great story

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  21. Writing seems to come so naturally to you! I'm sure living in such a beautiful place helps!

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    1. The nature and the scenery here does inspire, and so do the traditions, the stories and the people themselves. But finally writing is 10% of inspiration and 90% of transpiration :)

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  22. It's so interesting how animals (especially snakes) play different roles in story-telling.

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    1. Snakes are really important for the culture here. And there are a lot of traditions and folklore about different animals. As well as the natural phenomena.

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  23. Thanks for sharing your sweet story.

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  24. I bet he was silently shaking too, change like that is bound to be scary, no matter who you are... :) Looking forward to the next installment.

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  25. Can't wait for the next part.
    Great writing as always!

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  26. Such and interesting story and great pictures :)

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  27. When I read "lizard," I immediately thought that the prince has probably some relation with Curt Connors (the Lizard). You can also get creative by associating superpowers.

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  28. You are very creative indeed!

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  29. The story is interesting and very creative with photos. It's already part 14. How many parts do the story have?

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  30. Does the snake have a relevance to Ecuador? Does it stand for anything in your culture?

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    1. Ecuador has many different cultures and cultural groups. But among Amazonic Kichwas the boa is a very beneficial and important animal. It guards the jungle and the rivers and it is very important to be friends with it because it can also punish you if you don't respect it and the nature.

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  31. But what happens next??!! I really want to know!

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  32. Well now that I have read this I will have to read the previous chapters!!! Great story from what I have read thus far!! Thank you for sharing it :)

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    1. I'm glad that you liked it, Christine! I hope you enjoy the previous chapters also :)

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  33. I enjoy reading each installment of this story. Can't wait for the next :)

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  34. Again, I love the pictures and the story - I keep reading. :)

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  35. Wonderful storytelling! Looking forward to the next chapter!

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  36. This sounds like a very interesting story. When I have time I will come back and read the other parts. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda. I'm glad you liked it and I hope you'll enjoy the other parts too!

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  37. This is too cool! It's got a real "Odyssey" feel to it. I'll will be reading the rest of these for sure.

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  38. Thanks for the entertaining read!

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  39. Can't wait to read the rest of the story. Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  40. I enjoy the photos you add to your stories. It fits the story and the same time it gives us a glimpse of Ecuador.

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  41. I really liked this story and the pictures are beautiful!

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  42. Love the story can;t wait for next chapter and your pictures are so gorgeous every time I check your blog I feel my self a bit closer to home

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    1. I'm glad to hear that. It makes me very happy when someone enjoys my blog :)

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  43. I love how creativeness with the story. You make it so interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Can we have a movie adaptation of this story? haha.. sounds interesting with all the supporting photos.

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  45. I love your photos!! can't wait to find out how this ends,

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  46. I am really enjoying your posts, stories, and pics. Thanks for sharing!

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  47. This was a great read. I would love to see what else you have written. Thanks for sharing and keep doing what you do.

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  48. Great story. Also love all the pictures.

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  49. How very imaginative and interesting. Thank you for sharing these folk stories.

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  50. This is so well written! Thank you for sharing these amazing stories with us.

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  51. This was beautifully written. This gave me feelings of calm and the pictures it creates in one's mind are lovely- nicely done!

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  52. Such a great story thanks for sharing.

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  53. this looks and sounds intersting! i have to keep up with the previous ones!

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  54. Going to read the rest of these segments now - sounds like a great story!

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  55. This has been my nightly read, I have been catching up! Your writing is awesome

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  56. Great imagery - your writing creates very clear pictures in the reader's mind. I will have to come back to read the rest.

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  57. I'll have to catch up on the other installments! Wonderful writing!

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  58. You are a very creative writer!

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