Dead, But Not Gone, by Aaron Wyckoff

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© Igor Kovalchuk 

“You want what!?”

“I want to be mummified.”

I stared in disbelief at my brother, my only remaining relative.

“You have to be kidding! They don’t do that anymore.”

“But they can. We know exactly how to make it all work, better now than they ever did in the past. I’m dying. It’s a matter of days. I want to leave something behind, something permanent.”

I don’t know how he managed it. He actually found someone to do it.

Now, looking down at his mummy, I finally understand. Tomorrow I will change my will. Together we will last for millennia.


Aaron Wyckoff is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and works as a freelance writer, editor, and genealogist. In addition to short stories, he also enjoys writing picture books and novels for children and young adults. You can read his blog at or follow him on Twitter @ajwyckoff.

Posted on March 4, 2013, in Issue 7: The Wise and Ancient Dead—Mummies! and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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