Good Sunday everyone! For this week’s post, I have chosen the opening six (or so) sentences from a work in progress – a rewrite of the ancient Greek myth of the Minotaur. In the ancient myth, the Minotaur’s name is given as Asterion, the Starry One. The Bull from the sea was seen as a personification of Poseidon (thought to have been Pasiphae’s – Minotaur’s mother’s – lover) – and Poseidon was also thought to have been Theseus’ father. Therefore, Theseus killing Minotaur was a fratricide – or did Theseus kill the Minotaur? And was the Minotaur really a monster, or a man wearing a bull mask? These are the themes I explore in this novella, which I hope to finish soon.
Asterion paced the length of the room, back and forth, fists clenched at his sides. The bull mask grinned at him from its perch on the altar, the golden horns sparkling in the candlelight, the gem eyes glittering.
“You must do it,” said a gravelly male voice.
“Or what? The world ends? Chaos will fall on us?”
“And if I said yes?”
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