3 Sep 2010

Friday 55

Overhead, stars circled the darkness as the Man pursued his
chosen route towards the mountain top. The incline steepened until his muscles trembled with the effort of each step. He must reach the pinnacle before sun-up or his endeavour would be wasted. 

Only human sacrifice to Helios could ensure the ultimate goal - his Tribe's safety.

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14 comments:

  1. Very dark! So many human lives were sacrificed to ensure that the sun continued to rise before a different understanding was reached.

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  2. wonder who the first guy was that forgot and then realised it would happena nyway...wonder if he became the hero or if they stoned him for missing it...nice 55

    my 55

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  3. Not real safe for the one getting sacrificed. Glad I'm not an Aztec.

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  4. oh - my muscles start to ache and my heart to bleed when reading this…great 55!

    my 55 is here

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  5. a bit of history woven in to the 55er you so cleverly penned. Nice 55er loved it.

    Joanny

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  6. See...?
    That didn't tire you out typing all 55 words out did it?
    BTW...
    Loved your 55 My Dear!
    Thank you for playing, thanks for Visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  7. Don't knock it, the sun is still here so it works. anon 1043 BCE. Thanks for reading my Friday 55. Hope your week goes well

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  8. This read like an ancient myth. And the gods smiled down on the tribe. Nice 55.

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  9. What a great 55 - and what a great man to sacrifice himself for the greater good of others!

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  10. The last line completely changed the image in my mind. Excellent 55.

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  11. I could see in that era how the one sacrificing himself could consider it a noble endeavor.

    My 55 is here.

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  12. Let's hope the sacrificed one got a great reward for his selfless deed. Ouch! What a way to go.

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  13. Oh my aching muscles :) Very well written. I wonder now days how many people would do such a sacrifice? Loved this. Have a great week ahead :)

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