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