Guilt

Trespass

 

Regrets

 

True, that stupid challenge had been Nguana’s idea.  It was typical Nguana  ..  rash, impetulant  ..  fun.  Only this “fun” offended men’s deeply-held beliefs.  And the pair were made to pay.  It was only going to go one way  …….

When the chance came   …..  a chance to fight another day  …..  who would think twice?

 

Flying

Trespass

 

Regrets

 

The shaman was communing.  Imploring the gods to be kind on the tribe.  Requiring of them what punishment for the offender they required.
The tribe trembled.  Fearful of the gods’ retribution.  They needed succour.  To drown their fears in hatred for this violator who had threatened their lives.

As chief he knew to give them what they needed.  Buried in the desecrator’s pains.

 

 

Reeling

Trespass

 

Regrets

 

Right and wrong  ….  a movable feast.  Nguana had done wrong  ..  setting up this challenge  ..  Korak had warned him  ..  penetrating this mountain gods’ domain  ….  sacrilege.
Korak had done the right thing  ..  come to rescue an injured friend.  He’d done the wrong thing  ..  he’d trampled over the gods’ rights.
The tribe were protecting their gods  ..  guardians of their rights.  But viciously torturing Korak?  Robbing Nguana of his spirit?

What was right?  What was wrong?

 

 

Fire and awe

Trespass

 

Regrets

 

The dog had violated.  The gods were incensed.  The tribe feared retribution.  Anxious that the shaman would return  ..  bearing the sentence of the gods on the tribe.
They hated this dog.  For his crime.  For the threat he bore.  They burned with vengeance.

Selected.  Honoured.  He’d give his tribe what they deserved.

 

 

 

 

Test

Trespass

 

Regrets

 

The perpetrator’s obstinacy was beyond understanding.  Did he not care?  Had he no values?  That he had violated the gods’ domain  ..  did that not matter to him?  That the tribe was showing him the error of his ways  …..  What did he do?  Defy.  Curse.  Trample on their deepest beliefs.

How deep did that arrogance go?