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Mornin' All *S*

This was my entry in the Halloween Carnival Of Evil got 3rd place :o)

Big Congrats to all the winners !

Although the accompanying pic isn't Egyptian at all, I thought it depicted the essence of the story

Hope you enjoy !

Have a great Saturday *S*

~ Love & Hugs ~

* Mina *

I've always been fascinated with ancient Egyptian culture and myths and some of them, I have to admit, are pretty darn creepy !

So turn up the lights, lock all the doors, get comfy and prepare to be scared !!!

This is definitely not a tale for the faint of heart. . .

Wishing everyone a spooktacular Halloween...mwhahahaaaaa

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The Eater Of Hearts

Seshat knew she should have killed him too. One can never fully trust servants these days.
They were both sweating and tired now. Dragging the corpulent body of her husband was no
easy task, even though her servant Hotep was a giant of a man himself. Oh well, if needs be she would slip him a deadly potion now and not wait. Servants were plentiful and easy to
come by. No great loss.

Snickering quietly to herself, she remembered that old saying about dead men tell no tales
and this one will never talk, that's for sure. Nothing will get in my way now, she thought,
a smile of smug satisfaction crossing her beautiful crimson lips.

She and her beloved Lord Ramses would finally be together now that this old crocodile would
soon become jackal fodder. How she hated the sight of him ! Betrothed at an early age, this marriage had been forced on her, her youth taken and spent on this despised creature.

Snapping back from her reverie to the job at hand, she saw Hotep had just about gotten the
old goat completed buried, his back invitingly turned towards her. Now's as good a time as
any. Forget the poison ! One moment of courage and it's done !

Slipping her dagger quietly out of its sheath, she plunged that cold blade deep in his ribs. Falling neatly into the almost completed grave, she had some difficulty trying to get those two huge bodies covered up. But finally it was done!

Letting Hotep's horse go, she mounted her own and rode uneventfully back to her house.
Lying down in her cool inviting bed, she lay there congratulating herself on a plan well
enacted. Everything had gone off without a hitch thanks to her craftiness ! Lord Ramses
would be hers now.

Many plans and thoughts were flitting in and out of her head when quite suddenly she
detected a faint scratching at her door. Must be that darn cat Bastet wanting in again. Well, not tonight my sweet little friend, she thought to herself. Nooo, not tonight. I need to start making my plans for tomorrow.

Getting back to her last train of thought, she noticed with relief the cat had finally
stopped. Good ! No time for silly cats now - not with all she had on her mind.

Lady Seshat Ramses....mmmmm ...that had such a nice....oh now what ??!!
That scratching again ! Lunging out of bed, she was determined to give Bastet a proper
tongue lashing for disturbing her!

Opening the door, she saw nothing. Suddenly she felt a sharp searing pain in her leg and
looking down saw the cause of her now extreme distress. A cobra, no sweet feline !

Ohhh dear me..... help me !!!!

She moaned and slurred and whined and foamed collapsing in a crumpled heap on the floor.
A terrible blackness soon descended and consumed her mind now...Oh sweet mother Isis...where am I ???!!!

Now suddenly her benumbed brain detected a presence floating in the void she drifted in. Looming suddenly before her, more dark and terrible than any mere mortal could ever
fathom,was the great Dark Lord himself, ANUBIS !!!

Snatching her tiny black soul and writhing body in his mighty hands, he cast his burning
eyes upon her, turning her this way and that.

No words issued from sounds...

Then out of the black void surrounding him he slowly brought this tiny wriggling, glowing
orb closer and closer to her numbed and prostrate body. Now he spoke sonorously,
glaring at her, his eyes glowing with evil malevolence, his deep voice booming, filling her
ears with a maddening and deafening din.

"You have broken the laws of Ma'at ! Now for all eternity will your black heart slowly be
eaten away by the legions of Ammut !

Her once so lovely mouth tried to scream, but no sound came out of those evil blackened
lips. Closer and closer came the glowing thing, greedy and hungry, plopping on her chest
with a sickening wet thud...nipping and digging and clawing it buried itself deeper and
deeper in her chest. She gurgled and spat,choking on her own vile blood, making little
mewling sounds while writhing in pain....

Now, ohhh yes now, she could scream ....

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Historical Annotation

Ammut was an ancient Egyptian demoness. She was known as the 'Eater of Hearts', 'The Devourer' and 'Great of Death' because she was a demoness of punishment.

Ma'at was the Ancient Egyptian concept of truth, law, morality, and justice.

Source : Wikipedia

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Image Comments

Nov 1, 2008 8:53:50 am
Very nice image and history lesson , thanks for sharing :)

by moonbunnie Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 8:54:36 am
Wonderful work, Mina

by Susank Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 8:56:02 am
Wow I have someone famous on my friends list :) congrats to you. it is a very good picture some how it reminds me of the movie (Dark Blue Moan) again congrats xxx

by decie Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:02:46 am
Heartbreaking post, Sugar plum.#:o)
I love it... cool piture.. and gratz on third place.
Love the story too.. cool, scary and fascinating.
Cobra bites are kinda dealy...The egyptian cobra is one of the most poisioness i think. I completely understand you fascination with this amazing culture.
Fine work and story.

by LBJ2 Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:05:27 am
Wow, that was a very cool journey for so early on a Saturday, thank you Mina. Awesome.

by Lenord Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:11:03 am
EXCELLENT composition ! Great modd about the text !!!

by claude19 Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:11:26 am
Quiet the interesting and spell binding story. Congrats on 3rd place.

by RyverMyst Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:12:18 am
Great Writing I like the image too!

big hugs!!


by AngelWeb58 Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:18:41 am
Excellent !!!

by rayag Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:24:03 am
Excellent travail Mina, de jolis effets, bravo

by PIERRE25 Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:26:35 am
Wow, in this case hun what everyone else has said and then some, Far out work dear one.

by DeathTwister Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:27:57 am
She should mean my ex, make a great couple. Awesome rendition!!!!

by Autumn_Rains Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:30:35 am
Mina like you I've alawys been fascinated with the ancient Egyptians and love anything about their culture. This is so cool and creepy and that story is a great one to read late at night to get a fright. Big congrats on 3rd place Mina

by magnus073 Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:31:30 am
Very good.

by ragouc Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:37:10 am
Congrats, Mina! Fantastic done image!!!

by Black-Carrie Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:39:48 am
Wonderful work my friend, is very creative.....!!!!!! My congratulations for this award...!!!

by RodolfoCiminelli Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:43:01 am
Bone chilling story and composition Mina! big congrats for making 3rd.

by MUSEWORX Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:47:21 am
Incredible work

by pops Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:47:30 am
A wonderful tale and told with such a wickedly gleeful manner. Congratulations on the award, well deserved!!!


by barryjeffer Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 9:53:06 am
Congratulations Mina! Awesome scene and story my friend.

by allnaydi Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 10:01:33 am
Congrats on the win, wonderful image and that story is so creepy I ran and jumped back into bed and pulled the covers up over my head. Honest! Ok well, I was going to, but I decided I should write a few words of praise first - then go run and hide. Priorities and all, you understand. So, let it not be said that I do not have good manners.

by shadownet Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 10:08:20 am

by awjay Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 10:11:58 am

by MagikUnicorn Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 10:13:04 am
Congratulations, Nina on that placing, I love this image and the story is right up my street, too! Excellent work and a favourite, me-thinks (:~ Dave

by Heathcroft Homepage »

Nov 1, 2008 10:37:56 am
A really beautiful and so well done Image indeed.
The story....Yikes!!! THAT is indeed creepy :)))

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