Title: Battle Preparations
Source: Stock Photo Challenge
Word count: 100 words
Tupoc stopped his family at the top of Huayna Picchu overlooking their destination. They would spend the night and visit the Temple of the Moon before descending to the sacred city.
The midwife had read the signs, consulted the stars and made her proclamation. A great invasion was coming. Tupoc’s wife, Chima, carried their salvation, and their enemy’s destruction. Chima’s battle to deliver the baby would herald the return of their empire.
Chima’s baby must be born on the old mountain, the proper prayers and rituals performed, and the grace of the gods bestowed. Their fate rested with the stars.
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Jo Hawk The Writer