Enmity Online

No, this is not about online fights.

As many of you know, I have a story in the latest issue of the Hugo award-winning zine Electric Velocipede. The editor asked if he could put my story online in its entirety to tempt people into buying the whole issue. I said yes immediately because I heart having my stories both online and in print.

Today it went live, so you can check out Enmity on the EV website. I hope you enjoy. This was my first Mythpunk story (before I even knew what Mythpunk was!). I was inspired by the stuff I learned in my creation myths class. Like Black Feather, I drew from many different versions of myths and many different myth traditions. It’s pretty cool the connections you can find by just looking for common elements and symbolism.

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7 thoughts on “Enmity Online

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! I usually really dislike that particular style, so I was surprised by how much I liked “Enmity.” There was enough left out that I had to puzzle and think about it, but not so much that I was left frustrated. There were two bits I particularly liked: when Orpheus looks back and is shocked by Eurydice’s corpse (heh) and “Wife of, mother of, daughter of . . . but never creator of.”

    And darn it, the editor’s scheme worked: now I want to read the full zine!

  2. Beautiful story – I loved the way you wove the myths together – very rare and strange.

    Thank you for sharing.

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