Friday, November 21, 2014

The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Savouring The Chicha


The jaguar men devoured the food and belched after the choice bits.

They picked their teeth and gnawed the bones; few lucky ones popped the eyes and sucked them noisily.

One man cracked a skull with his bare hands and munched the brains while his friends roared in laughter.

- What a fest, the leader raised a bone in his hand, you cook well, old woman. Would you want to cook the next feast for us too? The meat will be even better, I can promise.


- Do you mean those ugly, smelly men downstairs, Iluku shook her head, I don't think I could cook anything tasty from something that skinny and bad smelling. You better fatten them up first!

The kasike roared in laughter and smacked his hand on the table.

- That we shall do, he shouted, that we shall do! But now, bring us some of that delicious chicha of yours. I've been hankering for it since I smelled it earlier. It's a rare treat we get chunta chicha, since only human females know how to do it.

- Everyone has their uses, Iluku answered dryly.




- Oh, that is for certain, kasike laughed out again.

On his nod two men run to the kitchen and carried the vats of chicha out.

Iluku walked to the vat and took out her pilche, the little cup made of coconut shell was decorated with red and black seeds.


The chicha was ready, a special chicha that she had prepared with angel trumpet tree's leaves.



Leaves that we're sure to offer a good night sleep when smelled and unconsciousness when digested.

Ceremoniously she scooped the first portion of chicha and walked slowly towards the jaguar men’s kasike.

She offered the pilche to him and he took the first sip, savoring the taste.


Smiling he looked up and stared Iluku straight to her eyes.


- Delicious, kasike smacked his lips, just like chunta chicha should be!

- Enjoy, he roared to his men, and drank the cup full.

Starting with kacike Iluku offered a drink from her to pilche to each and every one of the jaguar men.

They all drank heavily and laughed, savoring the sweet, fermented taste of chicha.


To be continued....



This is the twenty-eighth part of the story.

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 fourteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 14

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 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

To read the eighteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 18

To read the nineteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 19

To read the twentieth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 20



To read the twenty third part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - At The Mouth Of The Cave

To read the twenty fourth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - The Visiting Star

To read the twenty fifth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Time To Leave The Home

To read the twenty-sixth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - A Suitable Wife

To read the twenty-seventh part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Down In The Dungeons

40 comments:

  1. Great story. I've come in right in the middle it seems. I'll have to go back to the beginning and start! :D

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  2. Great story. Need some catching up to do.

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  3. Ooh...I need to read the others. Im curious!

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  4. Very interesting! Looking forward to reading the rest of the story

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  5. Great story I have to read the next one.

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  6. What beautiful writing! love how it's in sections, very suspenseful

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  7. What fantastic colorful photos. I've never seen masks like that before.

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  8. Love this story and the visuals that go along with it! I've enjoyed reading this series for so long <3

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  9. Such a great story, love the pictures too.

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  10. Another great post, with some great pictures.. this is a really series.

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  11. I love seeing the culture through your eyes

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  12. Thanks for sharing an except of your story and a bit of Ecuadorian culture with us.

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  13. What a great story! I would have love to seen this in person.

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  14. Gorgeous photos, the native costumes are so brilliant - the colors are beautiful.

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  15. Gorgeous photos! The colors are so vibrant!

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  16. That's a great way to split your book up into posts! I'll have to remember that. Seems like a great story!

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  17. Very interesting, I will have to catch up.

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  18. Love the pictures! I've caught bits and pieces of the story, but it looks like I'm going to have to catch up on the entire thing!

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  19. Dang...this is getting good! The first part cracked me up with "belched after the choice bits" Your writing seems so vivid with this one. Well, they all do, but this was a really good one

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  20. Wow that drawing is beautiful and so are the pictures! GReat story telling

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  21. wow! what lovely colors! Beautiful costumes!

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  22. what a cool story!! I love those outfits. Such a cool place of culture

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  23. The story & photos blended perfectly as usual. I think you should make a printed book!

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  24. I am going to have to start at the beginning to fully grasp it, great images!

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  25. I love the photographs. They are just stunning!

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  26. I hate that I've skipped a few!! I'll have to go back and catch up... This was a great addition!

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  27. What an awesome post!! I love that you kept it going for so long and the images are just fantastic! <3

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  28. I missed a few posts! I have to catch up I think.

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  29. I love you pictures and this story is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Very cool idea! Will be interesting to read the rest!

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  31. Great read and I love your pictures. It definitely helps me understand the culture.

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  32. Love the colorful images! Such a great story! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. You can really feel and sense the story through the beautiful imagery that you paint with your words. Lovely! Peace, Debbie

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  34. Oh the pictures are gorgeous so colorful!!!

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  35. So gorgeous and breathtaking! I love other cultures and can not wait for the time I can travel and experience these things for myself!

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  36. So stunning! I cant wait to read more!

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