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Caged Emperor
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TITLE (EDIT)
Caged Emperor
DESCRIPTION
Fantasy story.
[288 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Mystery
AUTHOR
Fermin Moreno Gonzalez
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fan writer having published at the Eldritch Dark and Poetry DownUnder, among other magazines.
[August 2006]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected] micorreo.cai.es
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (26)
A Volte Penso A Te (Foreign) Another little poem in Italian. [25 words]
Acrósticas (Poetry) Poemas acrósticos. [181 words] [Romance]
Ante Costas De Otro Mar (Foreign) Mournful poem. [110 words]
Antes Que Muera El Milenio (Foreign) Poema. [177 words] [Spiritual]
Ballad Of The Two Stakes (Poetry) Horror epic poem. [605 words] [Horror]
Cantiques De L´Abysse (Foreign) French horror poem. [93 words] [Horror]
Cual Batir De La Marea (Foreign) Poema. [67 words] [Spiritual]
Ebony And Ice (Poetry) Fantasy prose poem. [463 words] [Fantasy]
El Viaje A Ti Debido (Foreign) Spanish poem. [81 words] [Romance]
Farewell, Love (Poetry) Farewell poem. [124 words] [Spiritual]
Grim-Winged Meeting (Poetry) Short-short poem. [28 words] [Horror]
Idolatry In Zalahar (Short Stories) Weird story Klarkashtonesque. [2,701 words] [Horror]
Les Larmes Coulent (Foreign) French youth poem. [34 words]
Liber Beneficiorum (Short Stories) Short-short story. [375 words] [Science Fiction]
My Vaulted Love (Poetry) Gloomy poem. [182 words] [Spiritual]
No He De Querer A Nadie (Foreign) Poema. [93 words] [Spiritual]
Offrande (Foreign) French horror poem. [155 words] [Horror]
Sogno Di Te (Foreign) Little poem in Italian :). [21 words]
T´ayl Ever-Cold (Short Stories) Norstrilia-style. [2,791 words] [Science Fiction]
The Hermit (Poetry) Mystical poem. [127 words] [Mystical]
They´re Coming (Short Stories) Horror short-story. [341 words] [Horror]
Tidal Purgatory (Poetry) Mourning poem. [119 words] [Spiritual]
To The Lady I Loved (Poetry) Mourning poem. [113 words] [Romance]
Versos Sangrientos (Foreign) Poemas torvos. [253 words] [Horror]
Wherein Dwells My Love Of Yore (Poetry) Mournful poem. [94 words] [Spiritual]
Worm´S Feeling (Poetry) Bizarre poem. [199 words] [Literary Fiction]
Caged Emperor
Fermin Moreno Gonzalez



His bruised body woke up Zula in the middle of the night. Star-lit mist had entered the dungeon wrapping the hideous air with its nebulous, wet cloak. Zulla pulled his corroded chains, in a futile effort to break free. Blood began again to ooze from either wrists but it didn´t restrain him of gripping and shaking fiercely the irons for a long while. Finally he stopped, exhausted. Above and beyond the bars a wandering dog was howling and scratching the ground of the yard. The beast had smelt his wounds and was trying to have a fleshy loot sooner than the vultures and the hyaenas. The ebony giant clenched his jaw grimly and his reddened eyes glared at his fate. He who had been the ruler of the vast lands of Kush, lay now in a cage of slaves, waiting for his own execution. Two days ago, when the full moon was hanging high above the jungle, and he was trying to sleep after a minute and long inspection of the fortress foreseeing a brutal siege, his shaman had betrayed him by guiding his slayers straight across the labyrinth of guards toward him. He heard their velvet-footed steps and the dim sound of a furtive key from his bed and instantly realized the situation. He stood up, crossed without being overheard the soft carpet and stalked his killers, brandishing a curve dagger. They were northern Shemite armed with swords, too much to beat all down, but two of them now wandered lost around the House of the Doomed.
The hours went by as slowly as a lifetime, and at last the night vanished. The sacrifice drums were sounding loud while the end of Zula, emperor of Kush, came.

 

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© 1999 Fermin Moreno Gonzalez
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
April 2001
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