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Pilachu’s Day of Reckoning in Mikanda

by Venky


(Photo Credit: A Mixed Bag)

It was a painstakingly crafted artifact. Only the most deserving and exquisite pieces of wood warranted chopping, choosing, carving, and polishing.  The two wings of the mythical creature were bent and curled upwards. The neck was peculiarly and agonizingly slender. The open mouth revealing the two sets of broad teeth seemed to be grinning whereas the rotund eyes expressed surprise. Two spindly legs gave miraculous balance and support to the animal.

Pilachu held her creation in her hands and patiently waited for the Queen Mother Chan Ming Choo to make her resplendent appearance. This was Pilachu’s day of reckoning. The whole of Mikanda would be eager witness to her test. At the anointed hour, Queen Chan Ming Choo glided by in a palanquin. Her head was adorned by a Tiara of glittering diamonds.

The palanquin bearers gently placed her down and she ascended her gigantic throne made of ivory and gold. A majestic wave of her hand and the ceremony began. Pilachu did an arm stand and balanced her art on her soles. A deft somersault and she caught the animal and bending on her knees offered it to Chan Ming Choo.

“Mikanda has chosen”, said the Queen. “ARISE PRINCESS PILACHU!”

(Word Count – 200)

Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit HERE

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crimsonprose May 6, 2019 - 5:37 pm

I wonder, have you ever read *Titus Groan* (Gormenghast) by Mervyn Peake? It seems to me there might be an influence here. In the best possible way.
BTW, liked. 🙂

venkyninja1976 May 7, 2019 - 5:52 am

Nope. Now that you mention it I will pick it up.

crimsonprose May 7, 2019 - 7:06 am

Beware, it’s a trilogy, but a great work, influenced by the old Chinese culture; some fascinating characters, set in a fascinating world


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