Eight Long Seconds by Karl Brandt | Script Revolution

Eight Long Seconds

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A day at the rodeo takes a dramatic turn when a rider draws a bull with a striking resemblance to the Apis bull from Egyptian mythology, a god incarnate!
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At a country rodeo, a black cloud forms on the horizon as a cowboy prepares to ride Pharaoh, a huge black Brahman bull with unusual white markings. Rico, a concerned spectator, recognises Pharaoh as the Apis bull of Egyptian mythology, but McIntyre, a portly stock contractor, dismisses the wild claims, explaining the bull was found in the scrub following a series of bizarre outbreaks.

The gate opens, and the bull rider’s arm is torn clean off. Rico jumps into the arena in an attempt to distract the bull, holding his jacket like a matador’s cape. A scarab pendant glistens on his bare chest that along with his arms is tattooed in mysterious hieroglyphics. He manages to shoot Pharaoh with a concealed revolver, but as McIntyre tries to thank him, Rico raises his hands to the heavens and is surrounded by a swarm of locusts, for to kill a god is to become a god!

Submitted: August 1, 2019
Last Updated: August 1, 2019
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The Writer: Karl Brandt

Drawing inspiration from world myths, legends and history, Australian writer Karl Brandt has had numerous comic strips published by Dark Oz's Decay , Australia’s longest running independent horror comic, and the UK's Something Wicked from FutureQuake Press. His article exploring the origins of Australia’s most famous monster, ‘Bunyip Hunters’, was published in the June 2017 issue of Australian Birdlife , and his short fiction story, ‘Trail of the Minotaur’, was the cover story of the July 2013 issue of Orbit - The School Magazine, the world’s oldest literary magazine for children. Karl has had flash fiction published by the online literary journal, Seizure , and the horror fiction podcast,... Go to bio

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