S: stuck In the Middle of Egypt
BC: ~Bes~ My mother has told me the unthinkable, I am astonished by her decision. But it is the only thing we can to save our family. ______________________________ Watch out Harry Potter a new kids book is sweeping the nation! - Ayden G.G author of Ramess
FC: Stuck In The Middle of Egypt
1: By Kyla Lynn Sumner Have you ever been stuck somewhere? In the middle of a situation, or in the middle of friends fighting? Try being stuck In the middle of hot, dry Egypt with no money and only two options: death or giving up the people you love.
2: When my father did not come home from visiting the pharaoh we all knew something was very wrong. | ~Bes~
3: My sister and I were in the front of our adobe home waiting for our parents. My mother came walking to us, crying and told us that our father had been killed by the pharaoh that afternoon for accusing him of being a liar.
4: "Bes," my mother said "Take your brother inside." I looked at my brother whose eyes were red and puffy. Tears slipped down his face. My heart raced and I realized that my father was gone...forever.
5: Some how I managed to get through the day. My sister, Phoenix, stayed out of sight and my younger brother Horus clung on to my mother like they were glued together. I prepared leeks and onions for diner that night. But no one ate, we were all to devastated. My mother cried a lot then went outside with Horus, leaving me alone.
6: ~Phoenix~ | Tucked tightly behind my chair I stayed, gasping for air. I sobbed, then shook with fear, worry and despair.
7: I barely could see the corner of our house, it was just a blur so I squeezed my eyes shut. My knees were sore from kneeling on them so long and my back was aching from being hunched over. I stayed In that painful position still crying. I let my eyes open the slightest bit and the last thing I saw was the light outside, it was already morning.
8: My eyes fluttered open, and the sound of my brothers yelling rang in my ears. I was not ready to get up but I pushed myself off the floor with on hand and stood up. The room span around me but I started walking to my brothers.
9: My brother Horus was sitting with my mother, for a 7 year old he was very clingy. My older Brother Bes was outside cooking again, everyones eyes were red around the rim and had dark circles under them.
10: ~Bast~ The devastation of my husbands loss deeply affected all of us last night. I did not put on my Henna or Kohl today neither did any of my children. I am feeling way to weak and stunned, that I can not comfort any of them. I only hope that things get better. My oldest son, Bes is outside cooking a meal for my kids because I am to helpless to do anything for them, it feels terrible not being able to help your family when they need you most.
12: ~Horus~ My mom says I am to little to understand. My brother says everything is going to be fine. But I know they are both lying.Things are not always perfect for a family in Giza. I know that even know I am seven I understand completely what has happened. If my mother dies, I will have no one. My sister and brother would not stick around with me, my brother is almost old enough to live on his own and my sister... well shes just a hopeless case. I don't even have a Aunt to look after me, I have to make sure my mother is alright. My brother is taking full responsibility to make sure we are all going to be good.
13: fed, I want to help my mother but theres never anything left to do. When I am older and stronger I promise to care for my mother like she is my wife. | ~Horus~ My mom says I am to little understand. My brher says everything is going to be fine. But I know they are both lying. I know that even know I am seven I understand completely what has happened. If my mother dies, I will have no one. My sister and brother would not stick around with me, my brother is almost old enough to live on his own and my sister... well shes just a hopeless case. I don't even have a Aunt to look after me, I have to make sure my mother is alright. My brother is taking full responsibility to make sure we are all fed, and blah blah blah.
14: ~Bast~ Two agonizing months after my husbands loss. I have nothing left, I traded all of my beautiful jewelry for food. My oldest son has traded his nice loincloth. My husband always brought in goods from working as a scribe, our food supply is little and literally we have no more goods to trade.
15: ~Bes~ My mother has told me the unthinkable, I am astonished by her decision. But it is the only thing we can to save our family. I have to be given up to slavery.
16: ~Phoenix~ This afternoons the day that my older brother Bes is leaving, working to pay off our debt. He leaves in light tears saying goodbye to my mother, brother than me. Gone like the food we had Gone like the father we had Gone. Just one more thing in my life gone!
17: ~Horus~ My brother left yesterday. Now, we will have food. Now my mother will be happy. Tonight we have a full dinner!
18: ~Bast~ Its been three weeks since I sent my son away, the hardest choice of my life. Now I am on a new path, my father had found another man he wishes for me to marry, a Noble. His name is Ra, a forty four year old man who I will marry in the harvest season.
20: We have food. We have clothing. We have jewelry. We have a family. Something I have not have in a while. We have stability. Finally I can feed my children. My husband is horrible though I would never say a word to anyone. He bosses me around, he hits my children but I have to bring myself to accepting that.
21: One thing would make my life ideal. Bes, I have not stopped thinking about my first child. I want him back. I try to get him from the people, but they wont let him. I ask and plead, but they took him. For good.