Friday, November 15, 2019

The Joy in Wounding, by Charlotte Ashley


(Greek Myth Pastiche) In a retelling of the myth of Cupid (Eros) and Psyche, her sisters killed him and rescued her, but his palace floats around the Earth doing damage. (7,602 words; Time: 25m)

"The Joy in Wounding," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 11-12|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.646 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: If you know the original story, the way this version rearranges the pieces is of interest. For example, in the original, the sisters (who are never named) are jealous of Psyche’s beauty, but Zephyr assists Psyche and allows her two sisters to fall to their deaths.

Fteroro (φτερωτό) means “winged” in Greek.

Con: There’s probably some deeper meaning here that I’m just missing, but on the surface it’s a rather pathetic story of a misguided 30-year quest that ends in failure.

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