Spirit Job Placement

Photo by: Al Forbes

In the eternal place-between-places where evil spirits live, Maqamymnon had high hopes for the meeting.

He entered the office and sat. On the desk, the little sign read “Mr. Pallioptryx, Spirit Recruiter.” The oily ball of multicolored light bobbed in greeting. “Welcome Brother.”

“Thanks for seeing me.”

“How can I help you?”

“I miss Egypt. Perhaps a nice mummy assignment?”

Pallioptryx tapped at his computer. “Let’s see. Evil car position?”

Maqamymnon groaned. “Please. My Christine days are over.”

“Ah! I see there’s a mummy slot available in Cairo.”

Maqamymnon practically leaped out of the chair. “Egypt? I’ll take it!”

“Excellent. Your goals?”

“Oh, find a beautiful human reporter. Tell her she’s the reincarnation of some Egyptian princess, then marry her against her will.”

“Mmm hmm.”

“And of course, destroy the human world.”

“Excellent! I’ll process you now.”

Moments later he arrived on Earth in the object, excited to take over the world. He could only do that in human flesh. That was crucial. Wood or metal forms had little real power.


Young Brandon loved the wooden Egyptian mummy toy his father bought, even if it was made in China. Still, he was surprised they found it in…Cairo, Illinois.
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction: https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/sunday-photo-fiction-march-18th-2018/

Author’s notes:

And yes, there really is a Cairo, Illinois:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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19 Responses to Spirit Job Placement

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    The spirit is not going to enjoy this. Good fun.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. James says:

    Best laid plans and all that.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Joy Pixley says:

    Uh-oh — Maq is not going to be happy when he figures out what bureaucratic snafu they pulled this time!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Lyn C says:

    Maq should be okay unless the dog gets hold of him 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. prior.. says:

    very fun and loved the “Cairo, Illinois”

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ceayr says:

    Don’t you find it irritating that (in)Human Resources can mess up the simplest things, like when a chap just wants to ‘destroy the human world’.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ha ha ha, chances are that young Brandon is going to end up breaking Maq much before he can break the world! And all because of the damn HR Consultant.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Dude, how are you not out there writing comedy? That’s my first response.
    Second response: whoa, excellent story. Oops, Cairo, Illinois? Who knew?

    Liked by 1 person

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