Friday, December 17, 2004


Elona, High Priestess of Los Angeles, stood among the concrete rubble rolling on inexorably in all directions. She had donned the ceremonial costume found ages ago in a sub-basement warehouse cache, reached through forgotten, uncharted tunnels. Her apparel mirrored the hues of the sacred graffiti runes left by unknown, supernatural hands. She stood there now on behalf of her people to pay homage to the God of Concrete. Their faith told them a new and complete structure would someday arise out of the dead, crumbled blocks strewn in the flat grayness around them. The Holy Tower would penetrate the sky, giving them new life and glory. According to the legend, it would be possible to climb a several day's journey on tower stairs bringing them past the dark dust clouds blanketing their world. At the structure's summit they could view the Holy Orb known as the Sun. The entire clan turned out for the solemn but hopeful ceremony, watched minutely each move the Priestess made and repeated in their minds each syllable of the ritual incantation, a ripple of silent echoes, thousands strong. Her people had faith in their religion. But the High Priestess, though she went through the motions, did not believe the Sun existed.

Story #111

7 comments:

The Mushroom said...

That's not a real High Priestess.
Heck, that's not even a real Pendleton blanket.
Off with the nonbeliever's 'ead!

retarius said...

that had a slightly poetic flavor going. kick ass as usual.

Robyn said...

Lets just hope the people's faith outweighs her non belief. This story rather runs with the post Reazy did on modern urban shamanism. Synchronicity...

Love and Light

Indeterminacy said...

That's true synchronicity. Or an idea in the air manifesting itself in two separate places. I wrote today's story at about the same time Reaz posted his discourse on shamanism yesterday:

http://reazonozaer.blogspot.com/2004/12/shamanism-in-our-modern-america.html

Anonymous said...

Hi!I interiorised your text today as some kind of metaphorical tribute to the 11th Sept. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

the previous comment was mine... M.P.

ReaZ said...

That is definatly interesting. The timing and all. It reminds me of something that I said before. The elder spirits and ancestors are calling out. These little signs help remind me that I'm not making it all up in my head.