#Flashfiction – Unremembered

I usually post a book review on a Wednesday. This week, however, I didn’t manage to post my 99-word flash fiction piece for Charli Mills’ prompt yesterday, so I decided to share this today and my book review tomorrow.

one of three Incan child mummies called the Maiden

You can join in Charli’s prompt – Unremembered, here: https://carrotranch.com/2019/09/27/september-26-flash-fiction-challenge/

The unexpected sight of the frozen tableau inside the shrine caused the team of archaeologists to gasp in shock. The faces of the three Incan children, who had been sacrificed five hundred years earlier, were peaceful. The oldest, a girl they nicknamed the Maiden, had a half smile playing around the corners of her mouth.

Analysis of hair samples from the frozen mummies found entombed in a subterranean chamber, revealed that the children had all been drugged with coca leaves and alcoholic beverages.

This historical discovery ensured that the Maiden, Llullaillaco Boy and Lightning Girl, would not be forgotten.

If you would like to read my vision of the Maiden’s death, you can do so here: https://robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/writephoto-harbinger/

If you would like to read more about these mummies, you can do so here: https://www.livescience.com/38504-incan-child-mummies-lives-revealed.html

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46 thoughts on “#Flashfiction – Unremembered

  1. Fascinating, Robbie. I enjoyed the way you wrote about it and appreciate that you linked to the article. I’m pleased we live in better times. (Some of us do, anyway.)

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  2. Fascinating is the first word I would use too. But also dark and twisted. I think it’s true that the powerful use fear as a means of social control–in both politics and religion. Perhaps the courage to acknowledge and face our fears us our most important asset. (K)

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  3. There’s so much in history that speaks to who we are, Robbie. I love that you also get inspired to write fiction when you find interesting forgotten or newly discovered stories. Well done in 99 words and Harbinger, too.

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  4. I finally finished the book on Cleo… Now there was a woman the Roman’s wanted to forget! Even with all the misconceptions of how she lived and died, she was a powerful woman whom they still have not found the remains of…

    OOhh… links…

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      1. While Cleo did study poisons, and had snakes around, it is believed that it wasn’t an asp that caused her death. It has been said Liz Taylor did portray Cleo in a haunting way.

        The book I read was: Cleopatra; A Life by Stacy Schiff (paper back with the story ending on page 324).

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