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Faceless Man

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Faceless Man

"He looks like anyone;
you and me.
He can turn into a woman, a boy,
an old man, post man.....at will!
Detectives have tried to capture him for years;
once he disappeared in their midst, looking like a cop
he had just murdered -
the cop's body had two holes punctured on his neck.
He kills whenever he feels victorious, threatened or hungry.
There's only one thing he fears most; cats. Whenever
they see him, they all run after him. You would confuse
him for a mouse.
Cats are protectors of the underworld, 
according to ancient Egyptian mythology;
they protect the underworld from agents of Seth,
the evil god, and brother to Osiris.
The faceless man, therefore, is a mummy -
luck for a better word.....
I close this case!"


Writings of Detective Rodgers Smith
(Sherlock Holme's grandson)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 4/9/2017 4:28:00 PM
Wow, what insight you provide from the writings of Detective Smith. Quite a fascinating read! (I always knew cats are smart.)
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 4/10/2017 6:54:00 AM
Thanks for enjoying my piece, Carolyn!! *^_^* I've tried out some Stephen King literary cream, lol. Yes, you're right! Cats are smart, and intuitive too!!
Date: 4/7/2017 11:13:00 AM
A shape shifter of sorts...mystery solved!
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 4/10/2017 6:50:00 AM
Hehehehe..... The problem now is to capture the shapeshifter. Thank you Joseph, for commenting on my piece!! ;-)
Date: 4/6/2017 2:19:00 PM
Ooh I like this! At first read it reminded me of an old twilight zone episode where a man with the power to change faces ended up losing himself to the same. I feel like there's more to this story, though, which will probably be more clear after I read a bit more on the referenced Egyptian mythology. Very interesting, Teddy. Well done
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 4/10/2017 6:47:00 AM
Indeed, Egyptian mythologies are very rich in folklore and metaphorical/astrological interpretations... I would love to watch that series!! ;-) Thank you so much Phillip, for reading and enjoying my work!! ;-)
Date: 4/6/2017 8:48:00 AM
Interesting and nice ...
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 4/10/2017 6:40:00 AM
Thank you very much, Probir!! ;-)
Date: 4/6/2017 8:41:00 AM
Very nice write, entertaining, and cleverly done :) Amitiés
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 4/10/2017 6:38:00 AM
Thank you so much, Anne!! *^_^* I'm really glad you enjoyed it!! ^_^