The Sacrifice

Thank you to Jomz for playing along and adding another story based on the January prompt. Enjoy.

Jomz Ojeda’s Blog

This prompt is in participation of Myths of the Mirror’s writing prompt.

Cold Journey

There used to be more of us… The frigid temperature of the North was unforgiving. More than half of our party succumbed to the cold. They fell asleep and never woke up.

There was only nineteen of us now.

We were on a quest to appease the god of the northern hemisphere, Boreas. A heartless god of ice and snow.

His temple could be found at the peak of Mount Frost – a long dead volcano that is frozen all year round.

The priests say that the task was simple enough – take the chest of offerings up into the temple, read the words, offer prayers… that’s it.

The pay was good, so a lot of us adventurers took on the quest.

We have not thought about why so many of us were needed. We have not…

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22 thoughts on “The Sacrifice

  1. Wow, great story! What a variety of approaches to this photo prompt! I think these prompts are going to be great this year, Diana!

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  2. rijanjks says:

    Heading over to read the rest!

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  3. balroop2013 says:

    This story is heading in an amazing direction! I have my doubts about their escape.

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  4. Very inspiring picture.

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  5. jomz says:

    Thank you very much for the Reblog. Your readers are most kind. I’m glad to know that they liked the story I was able to make thanks to your prompt.

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  6. I enjoyed reading the story by Jomz. You’re getting a great response to your prompt, Diana!

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  7. shortgirl says:

    I really like how much you used the photo to inspire your poem!

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  8. This photograph is definitely resulting in some wonderful stories, Diana.

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