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Saturday, November 6, 2021

"The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" • by Ray Daley

 

 


“Where’s this treasure you promised? I can’t balance a budget without funds!”

I shook my head at the Minister. “The workers are on strike, for hazard pay.”

“What about my meeting with the Mothers Crusade Against Robbery and Crap?”

“Mummy’s curse against crypt robbers, Minister.”

“Set the mummy on fire, then!”

I rolled my eyes. “I can’t, sir. Needs a risk assessment, health and safety briefing too. Also, it’s the fire officer’s day off.”

“God damn it, man!”

“Which god, Minister? This is Egypt. They’ve got hundreds.”

“Whichever god gets them back to work and makes them forget their hazard pay!”

I nodded. “Dua.” Well, we were in the shit. The God of Toiletry and Sanitation sounded like just the guy we needed.

“Summon him then! We’ll balance that damn budget somehow, okay?”

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Ray Daley
was born in Coventry and still lives there. He served six years in the RAF as a clerk and spent most of his time in a Hobbit hole in High Wycombe. He is a published poet and has been writing stories since he was ten. His current dream is to eventually finish the Hitchhiker’s Guide fanfic novel he’s been writing since 1986. Tweet him @RayDaleyWriter or check out his web site at https://raymondwriteswrongs.wordpress.com/



 


 

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