Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Queen With The Frozen Heart - The Night Of The Black Moon


It was a night of black moon.

Iluku had shed her feathery form and stood on a glade, clothed as a woman.

Waiting for her husband, Killa the Moon, to arrive.

The glittery light of the stars lit the deep forest around her.

It was hard, she lamented, it was still so hard to see the sky and know of her husband’s betrayal.

To see the proof of his deceit and dalliance with another woman written in the stars.


Every night, at the wee hours of morning, she would watch the two brothers rising from beyond the horizon.

Announcing the morning and causing her to flee from the pain.

Her husband’s sons, with another woman.

- Are you still angry with me, Killa embraced her and tried to steal a kiss from his wife.

- After all these years, he sighed when she turned her face away from him.

- No matter how many years pass, Iluku answered, they still remain your sons. They still shine on the sky and tell everyone the story of your love affair with my own brother’s wife.

- That is a story for another night, Killa reminded her gently, Didn’t you have some humans to save? Or something?


- Don’t you try to make me forger, Iluku’s voice was filled with rage, We shall save them, yes, we shall. But you shall also remember that a woman scorned is a dangerous foe and not one to underestimate.

Killa sighed.

No matter how many hundreds of years passed his wife never seemed to get over that one little slip of his.

- Where have you left the warriors that were with you, the Moon looked around him, are the hidden somewhere? Or do we have to save them too?

- I have hidden them in a cave, Iluku shook her head, behind the magic of a petroglyph stone. The jaguar men will never be able to find them.

- Then we will have time to make up for my mistakes, her husband sweet talked to her.


- My mistakes won’t make up for yours, the answer was frozen, there is a King waiting for us. And he won’t last forever.

- Come, let’s save the King and his men, Killa finally answered, and then I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you to forgive me.

Iluku did not answer but turned around and entered the jungle.

Together, but apart, the walked through the dark forest, like two beams of light.

Barely touching the ground, floating and darting, sidestepping and eluding the obstacles on their way.

- What are we to do, my only love, the Moon inquired.

Only silence answered him.


- How are we to vanquish the jaguar men, he questioned, am I to attack them with my bare hands and win them with my charm.

Iluku laughed.

- I do wish to be alive still tomorrow night, she finally answered, I have everything ready. You shall soon see!

Women, Killa shrugged his shoulders, he would never understand them.

And never be able to live without them, he sighed while admiring his wife’s beautiful form.

The mountain loomed over them when Iluku finally stopped.

She bent over to retrieve something under a pile of old boards.

 When she stood up she held few garments of old clothes in her hand that she showed to Killa.



- What are those rags for, he asked with a laugh, are you going to wipe the dust from jaguar men’s cave?

- No, my beloved and noble husband, she giggled a little, these are your clothes. The ones that you are going to wear tonight.

Killa looked at the horrible old tattered garment that Iluku held in her hands.

- Do not worry, she nodded her head, they are quite clean. Unlike what they look.

- And you, the Moon stuttered, will you enter looking like that? What a fine pair will we be. The beastly beggar and the young noble girl.

- That wouldn’t work at all, his wife shook her head, I have a spare clothing for myself too. Just wait and you shall see.


Iluku hid behind a boulder and after a moment an old beggar woman in rags emerged.

She hobbled over the rocks in ungainly way.

Her back bended, face full of wrinkles and with a hair that had lost its shine.

Hanging from her head with a band, she carried a large wowen basked, filled with mysteriours things.

But even though the Moon was of curious nature, he just hadn't time to indulge himself in wondering what an old woman could be carrying around in the jungle in the middle of a night.

He peaked at the fast but could only see the banana leaves covering the basket.


- Dear granny, Killa asked politely, did you happen to see my wife back there? She is taken an unseemly long time and we really do have to hurry up.

- And what does your wife look like, the ancient woman inquired with her weary voice.

- She is a beautiful young woman, the Moon answered, just like you must have been granny. She was wearing a beautiful blue pacha but she was supposed to change into some old rags.

- Like the ones I am wearing, the granny swiveled around.

Killa felt his face burn and his mouth drop open.


The change was incredible, there must have been magic involved.


To be continued ...




This is the twenty first 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

To read the fourteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 14

To read the fifteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 15

To read the sixteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 16

To read the seventeenth part, go to the The Queen With The Frozen Heart 17

If you want to read the eighteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 18

If you want to read the nineteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 19

If you want to read the twentieth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 20

85 comments:

  1. What a beautiful idea for a blog series!

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  2. Such a great series. I love all the imagery!

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  3. I loved reading this, the words conjured up images in my mind, perfect writing. The photography is beautiful too, especially of the old woman :)

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  4. Thank you for all of the lovely images! It is always enjoyable to, not only experience another's feelings, but also a country through a strangers eyes. Good luck on your writing endeavors!

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  5. You really need to compile all of your wonderful writings and photos into a big coffee-table book! You're really so talented.

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  6. What a great story. You take some nice pictures as well.

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  7. How interesting and awesome. I'm going to have to check out the other links to read more.

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  8. Oh the Amazon Jungle- so beautiful! I love the pictures and you make me want to get back to South America soon!

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  9. You absolutely have a way with words that transport the reader to the Amazon. Thank you - looking forward to the next installment!

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  10. Amazing! I would love to visit sometime. Your post almost makes me feel like I just did ;)

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  11. Beautiful pictures to go along with the post :)

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  12. I love these stories! And those pictures are so beautiful! :)

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  13. Lovely pictures, and story! Makes me want to travel.

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  14. Wow. Really good idea having a blog series.

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  15. Ah, infidelity might be one little slip to the person who did it. It never is to the person it was done to.

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  16. I was taken away with your writing, great job! I could see the old woman... just great!

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  17. You have such a way with words... I almost don't need the pictures but they do so much to enhance the visuals in my head.

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  18. You have a wonderful way with words! I love it!

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  19. Great photos, and the story is definitely progressing well.

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  20. I wonder what's that magic would be.

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  21. Excellent story and imagery. I really like how you laid this out....

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  22. Love the photos! They do a great job of bringing it to life!

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  23. You have such a beautiful writing style and such gorgeous photos! Thank you once again for a beautifully written piece! :)

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  24. beautifully written, and very inspiring, I agree with others, you need to put all this into an album including your words

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  25. beautifully written and abrilliant idea for a blog series! I want to back read too...thank you for sharing

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  26. Your on 20 already, wow! You are very talented. Love the photo's too!

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  27. Love these posts with your stories, even though I don't always understand them exactly!

    Katie <3

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  28. Love your stories and your pictures are always so good.

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  29. You're amazing that you're keeping up stories like this according from your surroundings there. It's beautiful!

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    1. What a beautiful place Ecuador have! So close to Nature!

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  30. This series is wonderful, and I love the pictures!

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  31. Beautiful photos! You really captured those people's personalities. Thank you for sharing.

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  32. I didn't expect this week's ending! Never underestimate a woman scorned!

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  33. Oh, I wonder what will happen next! Beautiful photos to accompany your post

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  34. As always, beautiful photos! You are quite the photographer and storyteller. Can't wait to hear what happens next.

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  35. Love your stories. Such beautiful images in my head.

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  36. I really love the picture with the little girl and the pink flower. Can't wait for the next post.

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  37. I always love reading your stories. You're a great writer.

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  38. You are very narrative and the story is beautifully written, will book mark and read all the other parts.

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  39. Beautifully written and the pictures are wonderful. I really enjoyed reading this post :)

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  40. I hope they get to move on from the betrayal as the sons from another woman are not at fault for their father's mistakes. I like the prose type writing style.

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  41. This story is written very pictorially that one could actually envision the story. Thanks for sharing. It was very interesting and love, love, love the pictures you posted. Have a great weekend.

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  42. I can't wait to see what's next. I really enjoy your pictures as well.

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  43. Ahhhhh, I can't wait until next time!

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  44. Very nice story..lovely photos too. Exciting and looking forward to reading more.

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  45. I wouldn't forget that kind of betrayal easily either. I don't blame her!

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  46. Beautifully written and photos as usual...I can't wait for your next piece!

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  47. With each episode, the story gets stronger and better... Keep it up. Did Killa see his wife transformed? :-)

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  48. What a wonderful series. :) Thank you for sharing.

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  49. I love this series! And these pictures are so beautiful.

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  50. I love this story and can't wait to see what happens next. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Really interesting photos. A novel idea for a series.

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  52. Thank you for living the adventure and for taking all of us along with you. Some of the pics did not load - but the ones I saw were just timeless. So glad to see the world still holds some traditions and spaces as close to ancient as they can.

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  53. Amazing pictures - so much character in all their faces.

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  54. OK so it seems that I may have to read all the other parts to this story. Very interesting read and love the photos.

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  55. I have to say, I love your story... I keep coming back for more...

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  56. Love the series and the beautiful photography. Really transports the reader!

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  57. Beautiful writing! So interesting to read, I love it!

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  58. Your words paint such clear imagery. You are very talented, maybe you should try getting published.

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  59. Wow, I am reading this for the first time and thought it was an ancient myth. Very beautifully written. It reads almost like a sonnet.

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  60. Lovely photos!

    you have a very imaginative mind!
    If ever you have soft copies of your writings, i would gladly to have copies too! to read and share it with my readers too! :)

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  61. Such a great series with lovely photos.

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  62. Such a fab idea and I love the way the beautiful photos punctuate the fabulous words.
    L x

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  63. You have quite a way of telling a story. it's almost like poetry!

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  64. Your writing is definitely very poetic. The photos really add to the story as well!

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  65. Such emotive words that really set the scene

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  66. what a poetic way to tell a story! nice photos too! :)

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  67. This is just beautiful! Totally loved the story.

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  68. I love the emotion in your pictures! Very interesting post.

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  69. ^^^^^I agree I want to know what happens next. Also love your photos!

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  70. So jealous of your writing, what a great installment

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  71. Love the idea, the story and pictures.

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  72. Thanks for linking to #TheList. This one is not really a list or bullet point post though. Can you make sure the next ones you link are the correct format, thank you x

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  73. You are creative! Continue to harness your skill and you will soon be famous!

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  74. Hmm... I wonder what happened with the woman? I'm excited to read what happens next. Love your story.

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