The Gem – Part 10 – A Short Story

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A fictional short story series: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9

Ancient King (Pharoah) of Egypt’s Zin valley, King Fumauiti did not die.

He lives. He lives on in his descendants. And most dangerously, his original consciousness lives on forever, by an incantation gone wrong thousands of years ago, while he was alive in his body.

Now, he “lives” forever chasing the gem throughout time. The gem would give him, once the world’s richest individual, the one thing he now lacks—an eternal physical form.

Dr. D’Jet is King Fumauiti’s consciousness. For short periods he can appear in human form through an incantation; however, its effect lasts but one hour. As it so happens, in the ancient Egyptian language, the word “djet” means time outside of linear time as we know it.

Unbeknownst to Whynn, Greg, her Supervisor at the University, is one of King Fumauiti’s descendants. His role—keep an eye on Whynn’s family and report to King Fumauiti.

It was because of Greg that Whynn’s mother disappeared from her office (the same office Whynn now occupied at the University). She was forced to go into hiding in the past to protect her daughter Whynn’s life, and her future.

Because of all this, Whynn’s aunt Meg—the gem’s eternal protector, worked at the University.

Dr. D’jet was furious. He let the gem slip from his grasp when it showed up at the museum a week ago.

Then recently, Whynn told him what he wanted to hear. She knew where the gem was.

But, his efforts to follow her through time a few moments ago to steal it, failed.

Now, Dr. D’jet/King Fumauiti, would make one last-ditch effort to rule the world from the darkness, forever—his greatest desire.

But, in order to do so, he had to go to the one place he feared…to the place where it all began—once upon a time, in a tomb in Egypt.

**Continued in the finale next week**

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspirational, writer, faith

34 thoughts on “The Gem – Part 10 – A Short Story

  1. ●Because of all this, Whynn’s aunt Meg—the gem’s eternal protector, worked at the University.●

    Wow wow wow….sensational
    Love how the story is looping back now.

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  2. ●But, in order to do so, he had to go to the one place he feared…to the place where it all began—once upon a time, in a tomb in Egypt.●

    Oh my lord, this is a movie. I love it.
    And i always had a deep attachment to Meg.
    Can’t wait for the next chapter

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  3. Yes, this time looping so captivating.
    And also the shapeshifting of the King into the various characters raises many questions for what is happening in our world today.

    Thinking of my own country and the retrograde legacy of one person.

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