Write Her Story
by Emerian Rich
Betrayed by love, her sentence dealt centuries of imprisonment in the perfumed soil far below the revered sands. A cage for the body, but not her active mind. Incarcerated in a tomb, the smell of incense choking all thoughts of escape, she simmered.
Time passed and voices above spoke of greatness. Awe. Majesty. They did not know the tomb equaled Hell. Her freedom unreachable in a prison of gold and bitumen, she bided her time as worshippers floundered above.
And yet, through the edifice of false grandeur, an innocent mind wandered. Perhaps just of age, this beauty of fine form, ignorant of her exquisiteness, roamed near the Queen’s entrapment. Minds of men in the vicinity sent images of flesh and fantasy, pushing the Queen into wild envy. The girl’s unspoiled womanhood tantalized like the sight of the Queen’s once young pharaoh lover.
A deep breath of noxious, stale air, and the Queen left her mortal carcass. Soaring up, up, up, in search of that perfect form befitting her station. Her spirit seeped into the skin of the poor creature like an acidic flesh-eating plague. The maiden struggled for her body, but not hard enough. The Queen dominated, pushing out her innocent spirit without much fight.
The Queen’s first breath of fresh air in a millennia sent a ripple through her limbs as her essence pressed in to all the dark crevices of the stunning young body. A smile creased her new lips as the echo of the poor maiden’s soul found the mortal remains of the Queen’s casted off chamber. The new world was the Queen’s for the taking and no one would stop her again.
Fiction © Copyright Emerian Rich
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com Artist: Rondell Melling
More from Emerian Rich:
Vampires on a quest for knowledge attempt to create the perfect offspring, but from the shadows an even more demonic evil threatens their immortality. Markham is a simple Irish immigrant striving for the American dream in 1860 when coach robbers cause his untimely death. Severina is an exotic beauty from the jungles of Brazil whose family is brutally murdered by the same man she later calls lover. Julien is a knight who serves as guardian angel to his family but has no clue about his predestined fate. Will a powerful mortal named Jespa be the one to save them all?
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