The Mummy’s Curse

The mummified corpse on Dr Jade’s table lay on its side with fingers clawed and legs crouched, kneeling.  The mouth was open, caught in the middle of a frozen scream.

All Dr Jade was interested in were the teeth though; the perfect white teeth on the grey, withered body.

With latex covering her fingers like an outer skin,  Dr Jade felt inside the mouth until her finger brushed against something sharp.

Dr Jade bent in closer.

A golden incisor jutted out of the centre like a stalactite.   Holding it firmly with both fingers, Dr Jade pulled.

Green liquid erupted from the hole, spraying Dr Jade’s face and Dr Jade screamed in agony as the flesh on her face melted.


Copyright-Ted Strutz

Inspiration came easy this week, that is, after I realised that the tools I was seeing in the picture are actually used on teeth.  Still, I enjoy the process of having no idea what to write about one second, to suddenly having a story bursting out of you.

Hope you like my entry for this Friday’s Fictioneers.  If you like to read to other beautiful inspirations, please click here.

32 comments on “The Mummy’s Curse

  1. yarnspinnerr says:

    A mummified vampire is a new one or is it some new horror. Very well written.

  2. Hannah says:

    Love a good mummy curse story! This was fun and I liked your descriptions immensely!

  3. znjavid says:

    Always leave the incisors alone! Well written.

  4. Yuck (in a good way)!

  5. Horus says:

    Incisor in the center ? 🙂 that’s a creative thought indeed –

  6. andymallarz says:

    That is very creepy in a very good way, i love it.

  7. Sandra says:

    It had to be green… and if it were – it had to be harmful. Gruesome stuff hey!

  8. Sandra, Creepy. O_o I can understand why the ancient Egyptians buried that one deep. It seems he was either killed or buried alive. I would guess killed. He probably did plenty of damage in his day.O_o Well written and good tension. 🙂 —Susan

  9. I got that 2nd symbol for a scary face O_o too close to the period. Sorry —Susan

  10. Ouch! Where’s the wooden stake, or the Egyptian equivalent? Well done.

  11. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Sandra: This is creepy too! I think the count is 50 creepy and 46 almost creepy. Great minds . . . Have a good week! I’m green now – never mind the mummy green goo coming out – YUCK! – No – make that triple yuck! Have a good week – your story is great! Nan 🙂

  12. I agree with everyone else. My first reaction was – “Yuck!” Well done

  13. subroto says:

    I was expecting the Mummy to close it’s jaws and bite, but green liquid that vaporises faces is perfectly acceptable too. 🙂

  14. Dear Sandra,

    Well that was certainly gruesome. Guess that taught Dr. Jade a lesson about face-melting greed.



  15. Shalom…with an L. Ack.

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