Story: Anubis’ Handmaiden
Status: Handmaiden to Anpu
Yes, this is the handmaiden of the title.
Even though a large portion of this story happens in the modern world, June – one of the Main Characters – is plagued by who her soul used to be during 2600 BC and that was Amisi.
She started out as back-story, the reason why June was drawn to act the way she does, but whilst digging further into that century, when I believe the mummification we generally think of was largely reserved for the rich, all sorts of ideas bubbled up.
I originally had a meek young woman who caught her god’s eye, and wound up with an internally feisty girl who, whilst being outwardly compliant, earned her god’s attention during one ceremony.
I have no idea what the hell I was thinking when I did this. But I do know it was fun. I think I might alter her a bit when I get around to writing more of this story and finalise just where she was born.