Lastborn of Egypt, part 12

Lastborn of Egypt, part 12

Pharaoh was talking about all the natural disasters I keep mentioning. They started just after Moses turned up and I know that Moses has been taking credit for them. Whether it’s him or coincidence, no one knows for sure; the weirdest thing––up until the...
Lastborn of Egypt, part 12

Lastborn of Egypt, part 11

After my nap They wrecked it even worse than I thought. I just woke up a few minutes ago. Judging from the sun, it must be late afternoon, getting on for suppertime. Between chaos and grave digging and Meryt’s disaster, I was so drained that I couldn’t stay awake...
Lastborn of Egypt, part 12

Lastborn of Egypt, part 10

Neshi He’s nothing at all like my friends’ fathers; he’s nothing like anybody, really. You’ve probably figured out already that he isn’t really one of us, any more than Moses is. They’re not very much alike otherwise, but both of them started out in the Mitsri elite...
Lastborn of Egypt, part 12

Lastborn of Egypt, part 9

My Secret Lucky for me that Khushim isn’t my father, or I might not be writing this at all. Nobody knows it yet, but Snofru––excuse me, your father––and I have been engaged for the last twenty days, since before the darkness came, two whole weeks already. His home is...
Lastborn of Egypt, part 12

Lastborn of Egypt, part 8

Back to Meryt, though. It’s a bit of a problem because––with Herya gone forever, Meryt’s definitely my very best friend, but still––no offense––I don’t think she’s worth what her father is asking. When I said that she’s chubby, I was trying to be nice; she’s...
Lastborn of Egypt, part 12

Lastborn of Egypt, part 7

The mess we’re in We’re still here, though, though I don’t know for how much longer, and the darkness I’m telling you about is only the most recent disaster to come out of this slave-thing. Moses told us to go and take stuff from the Mitsrim to make up for having been...