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13 Jan 2021
She waited one full year and one day more
but still he didn’t tell her. And when for
one more last time she asked to see the face
that in the darkness she could only trace,
he stopped her with a finger on her lips—
Or, how the stories we tell blind us.
With that they sat down at their looms and started,
the goddess bright with pride, her fingers quick.
The girl tried once to swallow, but refused
to let hand tremble as she passed her thread
from warp to warp, beginning her border vine.
Or, why it’s dangerous to downplay divine inspiration.
11 Jan 2021
Within the waste, dawn was diluted light
not yet tinged with colors other than shades
of black. Soon molten sun would stream high
above him, washing the bare world sere and pale
with the heat of desiccation, but for now,
small mercies, it was cool enough to walk
Or, what happens when “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” is retold as a desert southwest AU.
08 Jan 2021
A rhyming rumble in the gym. At stake:
The Cheerleading Championship of all Greece.
Pieria Academy had come to take
The challengers on their home court down a piece.
Not Atalanta’s balls, not Golden Fleece,
Not wife-swapping in Troy would beat this brawl.
’Twas almost bigger than school basketball.
Or, the elite nymphs from Pieria Academy aren’t underestimating the upstarts of Helicon Community College, are they? Nahhh.
- Part 4 of Greek Myth Sex Farces
07 Jan 2021
Pygmalion of Cyprus was a sculptor
who found the local women lacked a full
appreciation of his work and him
... and so
he carved himself a woman of his own.
Or, how to deconstruct the Born Sexy Yesterday trope in three easy steps.
- Part 3 of Greek Myth Sex Farces
Bangai (Apocrypha) by starlady for ElegantPi
19 Dec 2010
Things that enliven a winter's day--The guileless chatter of a small child. The sound of some low-born person passing by out in the cold, while you are inside in the warmth. Reading out loud. A witty acquaintance coming to visit, and not staying so long as to wear out their welcome.
Bookmarked by lnhammer
31 Dec 2010
Oh, Sei. Really now.