You might find yourself looking in shock at your screen but yes, that is indeed a short story we’re featuring this week. To all those who have missed the fiction know that we are still doing some staff changes but we’ve definitely decided to continue publishing fiction pieces. We are still a little backlogged so fiction submissions will remain closed for the nonce.
For now, kick back and enjoy Reed Stirling’s delightful romp through Greece with his mysterious Fay Devine, who may not actually be a mythic character but she certainly holds her own in that sphere. The piece is from Mr. Stirling’s larger work, Shades of Persephone. I can’t think of a better way to welcome back fiction to the site than with this lovely story.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Angela Maria Williams
Contributer’s Notes: Reed Stirling lives in Cowichan Bay, B.C, and writes when not painting landscapes or traveling or taking coffee at Bo’s, a local café where metaphor and metaphysics clash daily. Recent work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Nashwaak Review, The Valley Voice, Senior Living, Island Writer, Maple Tree Literary Supplement and Out Of The Warm Land II and III, StepAway Magazine and Danforth Review.
Other published excerpts from Shades of Persephone:
“Inchoate Shapes” The Nashwaak Review @ St Thomas University (Volume 22/23)
“Like Odysseus” from a chapter titled “Hydra-Headed Beauty” in Maple Tree Literary Supplement @ Carleton University (Issue # 6)
“Magalee” from a chapter titled “Grace and Scourge” in Out Of The Warm Land III, an anthology, (November 2011)
“On The Road With Persephone” from a chapter titled “Thigh Friendship” in Paperplates (Vol. 8, No. 1)
“Requiem For A Hero / Tiresias” from the concluding chapter titled “Infallible Messenger” in Hackwriters Magazine (05/02/13)
“Déjà Vu” from a chapter titled “The King Must Die” forthcoming in Green Silk Journal