Battle Preparations – Stock Photo Challenge

Title: Battle Preparations
Source:  Stock Photo Challenge
Word count: 100 words

Rare and full view of ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru from high above. Cloudless.

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.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

13 thoughts on “Battle Preparations – Stock Photo Challenge

  1. your flash tells me of perils ahead in choosing a destiny, to hide or realise their potential, a hard choice for parents of the baby when the path ahead is so treacherous for their child. nice work Jo, your writing here makes me ponder over life’s choices

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