Monday, April 04, 2005

Excercise In Horror

My friend over at the Soul Food Cafe posted this true life experience and I sat down and came up with some story starter ideas. What stories can you find ? Look to the bottom to see what I came up with, then give it a try yourself.

What will you find? A poem? A story? Artwork? Don't forget to come back to the Chamber and share what you've found....

Barbara H Banta wrote:

Here's a true experience for you. Years ago on a trip to South America with my folks, we visited a
museum in Lima, Peru.There were lots of glass cases filled with skulls which had been operated on. You could see scars where the bone had filled in, the shape and size of a postage stamp. I remember the guide showing them to us along with some cutting instruments. He spoke with pride about how far ahead and skilled the Inca had been since, obviously, the people had survived. Finally, he added that they weren't sure if it was for medical reasons or torture.

I also saw a mummy of a little Incan boy there. The coastal area of Peru is almost desert and the Inca used to bury their people seated in baskets. The dry sand helped preserve the bodies like in Egypt. The little boy was seated with his arms wrapped around his knees and his head down. Very sweet, somehow, almost like a picture of a Mexican with a sombrero taking a siesta.

There are some strange similarities between South America and Egypt. Thor Heyerdahl had the theory that Egyptians had sailed there in ancient times and brought some of their customs with them. Although I didn't visit Bolivia, they make and use boats just like the ones used on the Nile. It was interesting .

Night, pleasant dreams.....


I saw a story from the Point of View of an Incan Doctor practicing medicine on a creature that is less then human...

I could see the Mummy of that little boy resting undisturbed until a foolish treasure hunter steals him away...and something comes down from the mountains one night to take back what belongs to it. And maybe leaves something very unpleasant behind...

And maybe it wasn't seafaring people who brought those burial customs from Egypt to South America... maybe it was the spirits that travel on the winds that did and those Spirits are visiting again.

Go ahead, give it a try!

2 comments:

Shiloh said...

If ya give me a few months I'll begin to take you up on your different challenges. They are too irresistible! A werewolf's descendant will return home in searh of her missing sister... A tree with a mind of its own... An unexplainable dead body... An Incan boy rises again after centuries of sleep...

Anita Marie Moscoso said...

Way to go Shiloh! There are GREAT ideas!

Anita Marie