Monday, January 11, 2016

Opening sentences of 'RISING of the NILE GODS'


MS SUNBOAT RA sat at the Nile quay in a burning haze of lights like a tier cake festooned with candles.

Two lumbering shadows broke out of the night, arriving like gatecrashers at a party.

Covered trucks, they pulled up hard and figures jumped out.

Anubis. Isis. Osiris. Sobek. Maat. Thoth. Horus. Nephthys.

They hit the ground in flashes of reflected gold and jewellery as if beamed down from the night heavens.
The gods and goddesses of Egypt spilled like treasure over the quay.