Friday, January 9, 2015

The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Riding The Storm


Sisa whispered to the wind and asked it to carry her words to Amarun.

- It is me, she told him, me riding a top you. Me trying to stay alive and find you. Remember who you are, don’t let the beast win you!

Amarun flew through the sky and the lightnings followed him wherever he went.

The warriors cowed in pouring rain around the jaguarmen’s cave.


Hidden in the rain they searched any sign that Iluku and Killa had survived and managed to save the king and his men.

The sky on top of them was a blaze of Amarun’s rage and hunger.

He screamed his anger to the wind and Sisa trapped it inside her magic and threw it away.

Little by little her words lulled the monster and it started to fly lower and lower.

Looking for a place where to land.


The men hid inside the bushes and feared for the worst.

They knew the stories of old, of the hunger of the feathered snakes and how they loved human flesh.

It wouldn’t do for the king to be saved from the teeth of the jaguars just to be eaten by his own son!

They did not know what to do, and still there was no sign of Iluku.


The two jaguarmen guarding the caves door watched the sky with similar alarm.

They rose a huge cry when Amarun landed in front of the cave entrance and attacked him with their spears.

- No, don’t harm him, Sisa tried to shout them.

But she was too late.


The jaguar warriors tried to attack the monster with their spears but Amarun snapped them from their hands.

With the rapid movement of his head he bit one of the men in half and broke the neck of the other with his tail.

Still the warriors kept their places in the jungle.

They had given their word to Iluku.

And it wouldn’t do for her to escape the cave just to be eaten by the monster.


Through the wind they could hear the woman on top of the monster singing.

She sang of the jungle and the blue rivers, of the green leaves and huge skies above it all.

Of the animals that live in jungle and in the rivers and how their lives are all tangled with the humans living right next to them.

Of how everything had its place, everything was needed; nothing was without a use, or not to be respected.


 Little by little the monster’s head lowered nearer to the ground and its eyes closed.

It sighed wearily and finally hid its head under its wing.


Sisa kept singing although her throat hurt and working her magic, deeper and deeper into the monster that was her beloved.

To be continued...



This is the thirty- second 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

To read the twenty-eight part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Savouring The Chicha

To read the twenty-ninth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - Flying With The Stars

To read the thirthieth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - The Monster Awakens

To read the thirty-first part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart - A Cup Of Chicha

32 comments:

  1. What a lovely continuation of this story. I love all your photos, too.

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  2. Wow I really loved all the photos on this post! I'm so glad you included the links to other posts since this is my first time viewing this. :)

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  3. Great continuation of the story!

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  4. These are great photos! I love learning about new cultures!

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  5. Great post, I love learning new cultures!

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  6. What amazing photos. Will have to go back and read the rest of the story!

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  7. Love the photos, i will need to read the rest of the story!

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  8. Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing this story!

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  9. I always enjoy reading your story, and seeing the pictures that go with it.

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  10. Your imagery is amazing -- I could see each of the characters in my mind!

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  11. The pictures really add to the storytelling.

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  12. What a great way to tell a story. Wonderful photographs.

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  13. The photo's are just getting better and better

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  14. Thanks for sharing and the pictures drew me in more to the story

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  15. Beautiful story, and the photos add so much!

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  16. I always love reading your very detailed stories!

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  17. This is so beautiful: "Of how everything had its place, everything was needed; nothing was without a use, or not to be respected." Really enjoyed the read.

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    1. That is one of the principles of Kichwa culture. Even though the sentence is mine, the idea belongs to them.

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  18. Beautiful story and beautiful pictures!

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  19. Reading your writing in combination with the beautiful photos makes for an engaging study... It's coming together magically.

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  20. I love reading this, more so with the photos which for me, make it all the more special x

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  21. Such lovely words and I'm glad you've linked back to all your other stories. x

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  22. I love your photos! What a story they tell!

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  23. This is fascinating! Also agree with everyone that the pictures are awesome!

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  24. Your photos are amazing as always

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  25. Another lovely installment to your tale. I love the images here because they really capture the culture you are surrounded by even more.

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  26. Gorgeous photos! can't wait to read the rest of the story

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  27. Brilliant story and love the photos!

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  28. what a lovely photos and great story....

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