Another One DownTHE FACE THAT stared into the little mirror was absolutely miserable. "I look like a fool," the voice belonging to it muttered.Another One Down in Short Stories More Like This
Lady Bastet was in a considerably better mood than her subject. "No, you don't," she insisted as she moved quickly around her quarters, picking up perfume bottles and makeup boxes and everything else she thought she might need. "Besides--how can you look like a fool when I haven't even gotten started yet? Let me do that, and then you can complain that you look like a fool...even if you don't." She halted and deposited all of her belongings on the little stand next to the chair, and glanced at the one holding th
Obsession Pt. 1HE LOVED SIMPLY watching her move. He didn't get to see her often, as both of them tended to frequent different parts of Celestial Kemet; yet when he did see her, he took strict notice, and wouldn't turn away until he was absolutely certain she was out of sight. And every moment that he saw her was a moment that left him breathless and giddy, and despondent again once she was gone.Obsession Pt. 1 in Short Stories More Like This
Apesh had taken to sitting not far outside the great palace of the sun, despite his own aversion to the place, just so he could more often see Lady Selket walk by. She did not visit her father often. He sensed tension between the two of them, and felt sorry th
Baby Love"OW! OW!! OOWWWWWW!!!"Baby Love in Short Stories More Like This
Khenti Amenti trotted about in the otherwise empty courtyard of the palace of Ra in celestial Iunu, wincing and yowling. A small toddler clung onto his tail with both hands, her feet digging into the ground as he pulled her in circles, giggling and laughing. This had been going on for about ten minutes. He feared it would only go on for ten or twenty or thirty more. Gods, this child had a strong grip, like that of a crab.
"Would you let go please?" he cried, kicking a few times, dragging his hindquarters, nipping at his rear end, whatever might make her leave him alone. "Don't you know you're not supposed to pu
Blind To LoveSHE SAT BY the river every day. She watched the waters, spied the birds, kept her eyes on the rocks as she hopped over them. He'd seen her shoot down a lion once while it was still out in the desert, and she by the water. So why then did she never seem to be able to see him?Blind To Love in Short Stories More Like This
Khnum watched Lady Sati every day with growing frustration. He had been here longer than she had; the caves at the First Cataract, on Elephantine Island, had always been his home. Yet she'd been here for a good while also now, but for as much as he saw her, she never appeared to take any notice of him.
He supposed this wouldn't have bothered him so greatly if he ha
SovereigntySTARS SHONE LIKE diamonds in the velvety sky. All was silent--the air, the earth, the heavens. Nothing stirred. A vote was being taken, and all that crawled upon the earth, soared upon the winds, or dwelled among the deities waited to know the results.Sovereignty in Short Stories More Like This
Among the gods, the neteru, there was one great king, in name and in spirit. God Amon was the first who had ever been, even before Ra, before Thoth, before Nunu. All recognized him as their king, although they never saw his face, and rarely saw his form. He was too great for most of them to comprehend, though many had their suspicions of what he was truly like. They never spoke these su
Something In The MoonlightSAKHMET SAT BOLT upright with a gasp and glanced around her wildly, searching. Nothing but trees, to one side the river, to the other side the desert. The same as ever.Something In The Moonlight in Short Stories More Like This
She put a hand to her breast and forced her breathing and heartbeat to slow down to normal. Awakened and frightened by a mere dream? What sort of behavior was this? She'd battled wild beasts and bloodthirsty demons before; why should a simple dream startle her so?
What was more, she couldn't even remember what it had been about!
The goddess growled under her breath and pushed herself to her feet, grabbing up her ax and quiver. The fact that she couldn't even remember
SurrenderI KNEEL UPON the floor, my head hanging and eyes closed. This is the only way to maintain a bit of dignity considering our position now. It is still difficult to believe what has become of our army, and our kingdom; it seems only yesterday that the whelp from the north arrived to seek vengeance for his father. He is barely a man, yet still he defeated us all. I cannot comprehend how he did it.Surrender in Short Stories More Like This
He did have assistance from others. The bastard prince, the former first lieutenant to the dead pretender king, his captain, and his vizier as well; and those who say the queen had no hand in his victory must be naive. I knew from the moment that
Sobek And Hathor"HOW DARE HE do this to me!" Hathor shouted furiously, her beautiful face, as usual, contorted with anger.Sobek And Hathor in Short Stories More Like This
Khnum shrugged at his potter's wheel. "It's his command. No one may disobey."
Hathor whirled about to face the sculptor god. "God Ra told you to make me a husband without even asking me? He very well knows I'm never going to marry! I vowed so myself. I'll never be the slave of any man!"
"It's his command," Khnum replied lamely, not knowing what else to say. Hathor's temper tantrums, frankly, frightened him. Trying a different approach to calm her down, he added, "You wouldn't be a slave. Your sister Sakhmet is married, and sh
Kebehut Pt. 2Continued from previous partKebehut Pt. 2 in Short Stories More Like This
It was with a sort of smugness that Hathor went about her palace duties, knowing very well from scattered gossip--word traveled fast in these parts--that a change had come over Anubis. Her plan had to be working. He didn't stay to himself as much, and he seemed more vocal at gatherings. He'd even joked with Khenti Amenti in the Hall of Maati last night. But there was also something else. When he was doing his own chores, he seemed restless for some reason, and would continually look out across the fields, as if yearning to roam them. And Hathor knew why. Nephthys--his mother--didn't, though, and was becomi
The First Priestess Of Upuat 2Continued from previous partThe First Priestess Of Upuat 2 in Short Stories More Like This
He stared at the far wall, which might as well have been the same as staring into the abyss itself for how black it was. The pain in his head had receded to a dull throb which nevertheless kept him awake. He didn't complain, even to himself. If this was his punishment, he accepted it. And whatever might come afterwards.
He did wish, and hope, several times that a trial might be held. That he would be found guilty before the rest of the neteru, for he certainly didn't belong among them. Sokar had hinted as much, several times before. His actions had only proven it. No neter acted the way he had. If they