“Jarring Lucas” to appear in Canopic Jars: Tales of Mummies and Mummification

Canopic Jar from Tomb of Imhotep

Canopic jars were used in ancient Egypt’s mummification process. They held the internal organs of the deceased. This one, from the tomb of Imhotep, is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, but currently it is not for public viewing. To see more examples of canopic jars, start at the MMA’s website here: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/555729?rpp=20&pg=2&ft=canopic+jars&pos=37

My newest short story, “Jarring Lucas,” will be appearing in Great Old One Publishing’s upcoming anthology Canopic Jars: Tales of Mummies and Mummification. The final Table of Contents hasn’t been set yet, but I’m thrilled to share one with such writers as Michael Bailey, whose work I admire—his short story /poetry collection SCALES AND PETALS garnered the International Book Award for short fiction. M.J. Preston, illustrator and author of The Equinox, will design the cover.

The invitation to submit was a thrill, and the work was a challenge—I’ve never written anything about mummies or canopic jars, much less anything peppered with allusions to Lovecraft. Plus, I really wanted to break out of the box and do something atypical (I won’t tell you the story’s setting, but I promise it’s not anywhere you’d normally associate with mummies). This story took about three months to complete and polish, to the exclusion of almost all else, but I’m really happy with it…and I hope you all will be too!

As of now, there is no publishing date set, but I will keep you posted.

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, served as a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, has judged both writing and grant competitions and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info: www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

Posted on September 23, 2013, in News, Short Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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