‘Run through the checklist.’
‘Okay. The ceremony must take place in a grand altar.’
They look round the baroque dome and nod at each other.
‘Six golden urns placed in a circle atop six poles.’
‘Attire of purple cloaks to worship royalty and their wealth.’
They look sheepishly at the garish cloaks they wear.
‘A dais with a plain altar in the centre.’
‘Ropes and/or chains suitable for restraints.’
‘I think that’s everything.
Pause. He turns the paper over.
‘Hold on, there’s something on the back here. A naked, voluptuous virgin with flowing golden locks.’
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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