Illegal Aliens 5

Welcome to weekend writing warriors. Many fine authors, and me, contribute short snippets for your delectation. This is the start of a new work, Illegal Aliens. It is something of a cross between a horror story, a science fiction tale, and a romance.

Roland, an archaeology instructor at Reading University (academic ranks in the UK are different than in the US, he’d be an assistant professor in the land of the free), is on his way to London. He’s on call when something unusual turns up in the works on the new underground. After an interesting conversation on the train, he arrives to find the odd item – a block of Roman Concrete which is covered in inscriptions.

Roland hurried around, and clicked his tongue, “I see …looks like it could break in two; best if we can pull this out in one piece; do you think it will work?”

Mr Shah laughed, “Easy-peasy – we’ll put a beam underneath on each side and hoist.”

Roland studied the crack; something about it attracted him, and focused his attention on it. He bent down and shown a light, using an app on his mobile, into it; something looked back – a brief touch, a flicker of pain, of fear, and then … he shook his head, “Nothing – that can’t be.”

He looked again and this time there was nothing there. Roland straightened up, “Well then, I’ll leave you to it Mr Shah.”

“No problem.”

Roland paused for a moment; then he said, “I hope so … you know there’s another translation for that inscription – do not disturb.”

horus The eye of Horus is one common protective symbol from Ancient Egypt.

Depending on which legend you choose, and in the book we’ve chosen the Osirus/Isis/Horus/Set one, Horus is a protective hunting god. Set, the evil god of the desert, killed Osirus. Osirus’ wife, Isis, after she resurrects Osirus (or at least most of him – his male member is lost) conceives a child – Horus. Since she had taken the form of a falcon, Horus has a falcon’s head. At his mother’s urging, Horus has an enormous fight with Set where he defeats Set. More than simply defeating Set, he rips off Set’s manhood. There are other versions of this myth, which aren’t suitable for a family blog.

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Author: Amelia

A mild-mannered professor of computer science in real-life, I remove my glasses in the evening to become, well, a mild-mannered author in my alternate reality. I mostly write sweet romantic fiction, although with an occasional science-fiction or paranormal angle thrown in. I have interests in history, mathematics (D'oh), and cryptography. I'm also something of an Anglophile, and know that country pretty well. In addition to writing, research, and more writing, I volunteer with the scouts. I'm something of a nature-nut, enjoying long walks in the country with almost ultra-light gear, boating, and identifying wildlife.

14 thoughts on “Illegal Aliens 5”

  1. If that isn’t ominous, I don’t know what is. Will the curse get him??? I guess we have to wait to find out.

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