Friday, October 18, 2019

Wild to Covet, by Sarah Gailey


(Mythical Fantasy) Thetis was a wild girl when she walked out of the wheat field, and she grew into a strange woman, who had a famous son. (7,756 words; Time: 25m)

"Wild to Covet," by (edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2019.549 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: This is pretty obviously the tale of Thetis, mother of Achilles (aka Esau).

I thought it was cute how understanding she was of Esau’s boyfriend, Pistol (Patroclus). In the usual recounting of the Greek myth, their relationship seems to have been unremarkable.

Con: Although the story tries to make Thetis the focus, it really is true that Esau/Achilles is the only thing that makes her interesting. Even in this tale, she exists only until he’s dead, and then she departs as mysteriously as she arrived.

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