Monday, April 26, 2010

(Recommended Reads) "Late Bloomer" by Maria Protopapadaki-Smith

(Maria didn't get a chance to post a #fridayflash this week so I thought I would post LATE BLOOMER- not only my favorite story by her but also one of my favorite short stories in general.)

Gods do not always beget gods. It is rare, but sometimes it happens that the union of two perfectly ordinary gods can result in a mortal child. I fear I might be such a child. I am 14 - not far from 15, in fact - but my back is still bare. A few months ago there was another in my group of peers who had not sprouted yet either, so no one was worried. Late bloomers, they called us. It will come, they said. You will sprout when you least expect it, they promised. But my back is still bare...

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1 comment:

  1. Aww, I've only just seen this - thanks Al!
    I'm rather fond of that little story, I'm hoping to turn that world into a novel. Still very much in the dreaming-up stage though!