The temple was foreboding. Imperious. No man dared broach it—not least the Europeans.
“Now, the savage…” remarked the expedition’s captain. “His bravery is renowned.”
He turned to the tribesman. “You bring me gold, I give you freedom. Understand?”
The tribesman nodded nobly.
Hoisting it by its thread from a jar, the captain produced a large, red spider.
“And, so you may find your way back…” He swung it against the nape of the tribesman’s neck.
It clamped its fangs.
The captain puffed, unravelling the spool.
“Now, away with you, my kite!”
And the tribesman drifted slowly toward the temple.
Such an interesting read! Would love to read more…if you ever decide to make it into a book, do save me a copy 🙂
Laurel McHargue says
This reads like a dream I might have!
Cruel, ingenious oppressors. A great read. I’d love to know what happens…
Ooh this is a good read and like others, I want to see what happens next!
Valli Henry-Boldini says
Interesting read… it would work well in a longer version too… Kudos…