Friday Fictioneers: The Stairway of Alakazan

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright -Björn Rudberg
PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright -Björn Rudberg

They say if you reach the top of the Stairway of Alakazan, you will find the kingdom of the Lord. For the last 200 years, many Opitozites have tried, unsuccessfully; falling to their death in the rocks below.

Today it was Ipitimus’ turn. At fourteen, he was considered a man. The entire tribe took part in preparing their latest offering, and when he was ready, seven virgins, all who awaited his success, planned to reward him afterwards. Failure meant they would be thrown into a pit of fire.

On this day, the fiery pits of Alakazan would claim eight more lives.

This is my entry into Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers

5 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Stairway of Alakazan

  1. Dear SNB,

    One would think that the aspirants would learn from history and demand to avail themselves of the favors of the virgins before climbing the stairs. Ah, well, humans are not long on common sense. Good story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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