Please note: you do not need to use any of these ideas; feel free to write about anything in this region.
The Immortal City bathed in gold and turquoise where the river and sands of life draw the passing of time.
Things to look at
The air is hot and dry, grains lie everywhere and sandy dust devils rise from the land. This is the region of the gods of Egypt.
Statues of Anubis guard this city at every turn.
Statues of Isis watch from above
Camels lounge by the river
The dainty statues of Bast are dwarfed by those of Anubis.
Ancient secrets or maybe spells are engraved above some of the trading areas.
Waters of the Nile flow by, carrying boats with secret cargo of the priests.
Fountains and pools shimmer their respite from the heat.
Sand drifts everywhere, beware of scorpions!
Of course there are cats.
Things you might want to think about
Who sweeps the sand from the stones?
Who tends the camels? Is someone collecting camel dung for a fire?
Where are the priests sending those boats?
Is there anything inside the jars on the boats, or are they headed to the embalmers?
Who created the hieroglyphics in the towers? Are they spells?
Why are there giant statues in the bay? Were they once real people? Could they come to life?
We will be visiting The Golden Delta at 5.30pm SLT Thursday 21st April and 10am SLT Friday 22nd April.
Participants are invited to submit pieces written as part of LitFest Tours, or inspired by the Faire Lands, to be included in “Tales from the Fairelands” on the Fantasy Faire website.
To be considered for posting, work on The Golden Delta must be submitted by 5pm SLT on Friday 22nd April. Individual writers retain creative ownership of works submitted.
Compositions of poetry or prose can be submitted in one of two ways:
1. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Drop a notecard into the LitFest Tours Submissions mailbox at Fantasy Faire LitFest home base on Otherworld