The earth bent its back.
The wind threw itself to the air and the water cried over the jungle.
But they all knew they needed to answer the queens bidding.
The prince had gone crazy with rage and was a danger to the people they had sworn to take care of.
It was time to do something.
The queen cried the words and the rain poured down on the bodies around the prince.
Making ordinary vultures out of the horrible monsters.
The earth shook under prince’s feet, throwing him out of balance and wind tied a knot of air around him.
Together they sang a lullaby and little by little they felt the rage wash away.
The prince closed his eyes and fell asleep, so profound was his sleep that it was like he had died.
The wind carried him and deposited him under a stone ledge.
The water hid him in a cloud of mist to make sure it would never harm him.
And the earth cradled him in its arms.
He would always have a place, he would always be safe, and he would always be asleep.
The queen shuddered and when her mind touched the sleeping monster she recognized her son.
That moment her icy heart cracked and started to melt.
She could feel all the years and all the pain she had been hiding from.
And she knew that her husband had been taken away from her and she had lost her son too.
Because of her inability love him when he needed her the most.
And now he was also gone and it was too late to do anything.
She cried and her tears watered the ground forming a river and the wind carried the tears with it like a mist.
Everywhere in the land the people could taste queen’s sorrow and be part of it.
With the tears her ice melted and flowed away from her.
What was left was a wife without a husband, a mother without a son, a queen with a country to rule and with a heart bleeding from sorrow.
But she could not hide anymore, not behind ice nor fire.
Not until she would be cradled in the arms of the earth, like her son.
To be continued...
This is the seventeenth 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
If you want to read the sixteenth part, go to The Queen With The Frozen Heart 16
Wow, you are a fantastic writer. I look forward to reading more! I need to go back and catch up. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Love this- off to read the earlier parts now! You are a talented writer.ReplyDelete
Definitely need to find out what else has happened... love this way of writing!ReplyDelete
I've been to see Frozen with the kids today and my mind is once again filled with queens and ice!ReplyDelete
Who wrote this? It is such good writing - vivid detail through the use of the words. What a cool story!ReplyDelete
You are a born story-teller. Treasure it, it's a dying art.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures! I really enjoy reading your posts :)ReplyDelete
Amazing writing. This is awesome that you are writing post and share snip-its to your readers!ReplyDelete
Such a unique blog. Great story and can't wait until the next volume.ReplyDelete
Oh, WOW! The writing and the photos are amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Love those photos - and you have got some serious writing talent!ReplyDelete
Wow! Amazing writing and photos!!! I hope you're making a collection to publish a book with?ReplyDelete
The photos are simply gorgeous, and your writing is superb! I need to go play catch-up now! :) So happy to have found your blog!ReplyDelete
It is so much fun following your story - keep the excerpts coming!ReplyDelete
This is such good writing how did you find it .xReplyDelete
Great job. Sounds like something from King Arthur.ReplyDelete
This sounds like wonderful writing! Great shareReplyDelete
This is great writing, I love the queen with the frozen heart seriesReplyDelete
Such great writing! Thanks for sharing- Pretty sure the picture of the spider is going to keep me up all night though lolReplyDelete
This is great, love the part where it says. That moment her icy heart cracked and started to melt. She could feel all the years and all the pain she had been hiding from. And she knew that her husband had been taken away from her and she had lost her son too. Because of her inability love him when he needed her the most. And now he was also gone and it was too late to do anything. That says it.ReplyDelete
So demonstrative of a mother's love. You've done a great job with this excerpt, I really like it!ReplyDelete
What great writing and images to make it come to life!ReplyDelete
Such a great story!ReplyDelete
Beautiful place, great story and absolutely stunning pictures!ReplyDelete
These pictures are gorgeous! You are such a talented writer.ReplyDelete
It is great to catch up with your stories. I love the pictures tooReplyDelete
After reading all the bad news today, sometimes it is real nice to relax reading something like this. Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed reading this. I left a comment on your FB page yesterday where I found the post. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow what beautiful pictures from Ecuador, so lush and natural. Thanks for sharing your story.ReplyDelete
I love how your photos help to move your story along. They are as beautiful as your writingReplyDelete
What a great story.. it really is coming out nice!ReplyDelete
Love the story and the pictures. Look forward to catching up on the rest.ReplyDelete
You have a literary gift. The story keeps taking unexpected turns. I love it - and the pictures, too!ReplyDelete
I felt lost for a second there and then I realized this is part 17! Looks like I'm going to have to track this story from the beginning.ReplyDelete
Wow those are some great pictures. I love the one with the stones.ReplyDelete
I always look forward to the newest chapter. My favorite part is still the pictures though. :-)ReplyDelete
What great photos. But I will not lie, I had to scroll past the spider fast - I hate spiders!ReplyDelete
Loving this - except the spider! *shiver*ReplyDelete
Love this! I'm looking forward to reading more, you are quite talented!ReplyDelete
It's nice to see that her son melted the queen's frozen heart. Mothers will always have a soft spot for their kids.ReplyDelete
Lovely writing. Looking forward to the next part.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, love your use of languageReplyDelete
So fun! And I love all the different scenery pictures you have!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful photos of Ecuador!ReplyDelete
Such great writing! You definitely have a way with words!ReplyDelete
I love learning about Ecuador through your eyes. There is great struggle there as in other parts of the world but you talk about it so beautifully and the work you have done there is amazing!ReplyDelete
I have to say Joanna you take really beautiful photos. =) I love seeing new things I have never seen before.ReplyDelete
Beautifully written, i need to read all the other parts now.ReplyDelete
I love this story it is so amazing how creative you are. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love your writing and the pictures are just gorgeous! Keep it going!ReplyDelete
Beautiful lines and photos. I will be interested to see the next installment.ReplyDelete
beautiful pictures, great story!ReplyDelete
eek!! i'm terrified of spiders so i had to scroll down really quick!ReplyDelete
Nooo, The poor queen!! What is she going to do to herself? Waiting for your next post!ReplyDelete
Amazing as always! I love coming here to read this story. Wonder what will happen next.ReplyDelete
I love these pictures. Not the spider one though! Eeep, hate them lol.ReplyDelete
Love your photos and that river one in particular is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love your words being reflected in the fab pics.......could of warned me about the spider though *shudder*ReplyDelete
Another great post, and the photos are always lovely.ReplyDelete
those photos looks magnificent and very relaxingReplyDelete
I love the progress of the story plus the use of photography to support the idea of the story. I am looking forward this will turn into a book someday.ReplyDelete
The photos are gorgeous, my son enjoyed the Spider photo typical boy! Beautiful story, thank you for sharingReplyDelete
I love that between your words & your photos, I can easily be transported into the story. Can't wait to see what happens next!ReplyDelete
A beautiful story as always! So glad I can continue to follow your journey!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, this is so amazing!ReplyDelete
what a great story, these pictures are always the bestReplyDelete
Love your writing. I'm going to have to go all the way back to catch up.ReplyDelete
This is very interesting and unique. I love that you have it as an ongoing saga and accompany your writing with really great photographs. Good job.ReplyDelete
I love how the photos go really well with how the story flows along.ReplyDelete
What an interesting story! You are a talented writer!ReplyDelete
Great photography and you are a very talented writer!ReplyDelete
you have a gift of writing!ReplyDelete
You are an amazing writer. I get overly excited when I see a post of yours this one is beautiful!ReplyDelete
You most certainly do have a way with words! I will have to go and read previous parts of this story. Also, love the pictures that you chose.ReplyDelete
I have enjoyed reading your story and your photos are beautiful! Can't wait to read more!!ReplyDelete
love the pictures! the story was great too :)ReplyDelete
What a unique and beautiful story, I love your words. Great pictures too. I enjoyed reading your story.ReplyDelete
You are such a lovely writer!ReplyDelete
Wow. This is amazing - I need to go get caught up! Off to read more ;)ReplyDelete
I am intrigued, not just with your writing, but with your amazing photographs too!ReplyDelete
Great imagery and emotion in your writing.ReplyDelete
I think this is my favorite part yet! As always, love your pictures.ReplyDelete
Beautiful writing as always. And I love the pictures that go along with it. Wonderful!ReplyDelete