Friday, January 13, 2017

Goddess, Worm, by Cassandra Khaw

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(Myth) Tired of being a goddess, she wants to return to her earthly form. But she also wants justice. (1,858 words; Time: 06m)

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 14, published on .

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The prose is so overwrought that this is actually painful to read. If I’m reading it right (and it’s hard to be sure), this is an indictment of the people who make silk because the silkworm pupa dies in the process, and somehow that’s supposed to be connected to institutionalized abuse of women.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I found it poetic. It's based on a Chinese legend of the silkworm goddess:

    They do actually make vegan "peace silk" now which doesn't kill the silkworms.