Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Queen With The Frozen Heart 11

The men sat inside a shadowy hut chewing ayawaska.

From time to time one or few of them would stand up and step outside to throw up.

A lonely drum marked the rhythm, sounding over the silence.

The smoke lingered in the air, filling the hut with the hut with the smell of tobacco that the kuraka had used to purify them all.

It was time to spirit travel, all the men could participate but not all of them would see the visions.

The prince chewed the leaves in rhythm with the drum.
The taste was bad and made him want to empty his stomach together with the other men.

The time flew, or stretched, moving in waves and sideways.

The smoke in front of him formed the sinuous body of a great dappled boa.

It moved its head, smelling the air with its tongue and fastened its eyes into the prince.

- Amarun, my brother, it said, the man who walks in two legs with my own name.

The prince kept his silence; it was the time for the vision to speak.

- What do you want, the boa asked, what is the secret desire of your heart? It is not to free your father but a certain flower.
- Sisa, the snake slithered, flower, she is what you long for. But is she worth losing you father?

The prince did not answer, he knew the snake was tempting him, but he also did not know the answer.

The boa’s head stood still and it watched him, it turned its head over to see him with one eye and then with another.

Finally it crawled over his shoulders and settled around his neck.

Its tongue touched prince’s ear and whispered secrets to him.

For a long time I have longed to see the end of the arrogance and stupidity of the jaguar men. For ages have I dreamed of the end to the vulture men’s cruelty and greed.

Is it time now, the boa slithered, are you the one who will free us all?

Still the prince would not utter a word.
- We are a strong people, proud people, with countless numbers of warriors, the snake glided across his naked waist.

- But we are reduced to hiding, the boa’s eyes burned with anger, holing up to protect us and our children from the vulture men and their talons.

- They eat us, the snake voice was filled with rage, they devour us, throw our skins and bones up and feed us to their disgusting chicks.

- I will help you, the boa hissed; we will free your father and kill the vultures and jaguars until there is not one of them left. But you will have to promise me something.

- You will have to make a pact with me, the boa stared the prince to the eyes, you will promise us that you shall always let us live in the rivers and the jungles. Even when we tax you your children and your animals, even when we occasionally kill one of you. You will leave us alone and respect us as the owner and the wise men of the forest and the river, as the boa people, your brothers and sisters. And to seal this pact, you will marry one of my sisters.
The prince bowed his head, was Sisa more important than his father, what was the secret desire of his heart.

- I shall make the pact with you, he answered, and together we will rescue my father and his men.

- And destroy the vultures and jaguars, the snake ended the wow.

For a while it basket with happiness on prince’s shoulders but then it was time for it to leave.

Little by little it became smoke and floated in the air, escaping from the hut’s door to the air outside.

- I have seen a vision, the kuraka announced; the boa people will help us. Tomorrow they shall arrive to our village so we can plan together but tonight we will feast!

To be continued...

This is the eleventh 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 twelth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 12 


  1. Great imagery in this part 11 of The Queen With Frozen Heart Story. Thank you for another enjoyable read.

  2. The hut looks awesome.. I really like how you tell the story and then show the pictures..

  3. Love the imagery here. You write very nicely.

  4. Love storytelling with pictures. Brings it that much more to life.

  5. you are so creative in your storytelling and finding the perfect pictures that match.

    Michelle F.

  6. I love your posts. I'm ready for the next part!!! Your storytelling is just awesome.

  7. I would ABSOLUTELY freak out if I saw that snake anywhere near me! LOL... It would make for some great entertainment!

  8. Oh wow, that snake is some scary business. I'm following and reading your stories and enjoying them everyday. Thank You

  9. Thank you for another great installment to the Queen's story!

  10. Just the though of making a pact with a snake is too reminiscent of Adam and Eve to sit well with me. I think he's gonna be in trouble!

  11. This was a great story, I need to go back read the rest of them in order.

  12. I don't know about that pact. This could backfire!

  13. You're a great storyteller can wait for the new posts, I wonder if the snake/boa people will eventually betray them or hold to the pact

  14. The images are just STUNNING! Although that snake image made me a little nervous LOL

  15. I love the images this week! Makes it much easier to picture the story.

  16. You make it so very interesting. I love reading it. I actually dislike snakes very much so the pictures freak me out. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Nice story! Love how you paint things with your words and then show the pictures.

  18. Oh My! That snack is huge. Great story..thanks for sharing.

  19. I love your storytelling too, and your pictures are worth a thousand words!

  20. Yet another great installment. Thanks for sharing. Great photos!

  21. great part of the story! love the pictures. that snake is huge!

  22. Amazing! Although, I kind of had to skip through the snake pictures fast!! Beautiful photos and story! <3

  23. Your such a great story teller, amazing! That snake looks scary though!

  24. Great images and story! I'm not sure if it was a good idea to have a pact. Let's see what the next part brings.

  25. You have such a gift! I feel transported to another world!

  26. The snake made me forget what I read lol so had to read read and skip the snake part I am chicken

  27. What a great way to share a story and images! Lovely :)

  28. I love the way this was written out - thanks for sharing!

  29. I wonder what ayawaska taste like? I am so scared of snake, just looking at the photo makes me cringe.

  30. Their is artistry in a way that you manage to create visual images thru your words and the inspirational value of this makes this a good story. keep it up :)