- Runner-Up in Tales Retold Challenge
Maidens of the SeaRunner-Up in Tales Retold Challenge
As with most of the other short stories in this book, "Maidens of the Sea" was inspired by an online writing prompt about an alternate possible origin of mermaids. Mermaids and similar beings appear in mythology all over the world, each version with a different kind of origin, from Assyrian goddesses to Greek naiads and sirens, so I doubt that one more will make a difference
In Defence of "Twilight"
Late last year, I watched the 10th Aniversary of Twilight for a friend’s birthday. I’m not normally a fan, but when you’ve been friends for 20+ years, you make sacrifices. While sacrificing myself on the alter of boredom and trying desperately not to listen to the self-proclaimed ‘Twimoms’ behind me cooing over Robert Patterson and a pre-legal Tyler Launtner, I realised something.
A brief re-telling of the Myth of Arachne. There are several different versions of that myth, but frankly, few of them end with anyone in particularly positive light. Most versions focus on Arachne’s undue pride and the perceived arrogance of calling the Gods on their actions. I wanted to explore the other side, where Arachne was doomed as soon as Athena showed up, no matter who wove better.
Originally published here Something I’ve been working on for a while, after numerous discussions/rants about Greek Mythology. One of those was whether Hera was oversimplified, because there were several of Zeus’s children who didn’t earn her wrath. Therefore, this was born.
Temptation: Part 2 of The Journey
Read Part One: The Safehouse here The Chocolate Cake was the first warning. Not the cake itself, exactly, but the fact that a pristine chocolate cake sat on an equally pristine china platter, in the middle of a barren plain of ashes and dust and charred lumps that no-one wanted to think too hard about.
- Top Story - September 2021
Changeling ChildTop Story - September 2021
The night that Mary Bennet was born had been a clear, cold one. Stars illuminated the cloudless sky, as if watching over some fortuitous event. The village of Longbourn, and it's neighboring town of Meryton, were as quiet as they ever could be. Indeed, it was almost peaceful, if not for the happenings at Longbourn.