Saturday, August 24, 2013

Flash fiction contest from Janet Reid, #8

Another flash fiction contest from the urbane hipster Janet Reid:

100 words or fewer, using:  

In the Valley of the Queens, Bastet ruled.

She rose from temple prostitute with a rental booth outside the main shrine in downtown Thebes, to the beautiful and feared chief concubine to Pharaoh himself. 

She was the official palace mourner. If someone you cared about died and you wanted a proper show, you called her.

If someone you didn’t love refused to die, well, Bastet could fix that too.

Every day she fed her clowder of cats on human blood. Every night she pleased Pharaoh and stirred her potions. 

She was carved into eternity with trembling hands, reborn a goddess.

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