From a WIP in process short story, set in Ancient Egypt:
Now or NEVER.
Senebkai felt paralyzed, as if his feet had become encased in the stone courtyard. Taking a deep breath, he shoved away from the wall and stepped out from the sheltering columns.
“Wait!” The word came out strangled. He cleared his throat and shouted, “Wait, there is one more petition to be heard by Pharaoh.”
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