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Arachne’s Labours

Aonia — where the muses live…

In Greek myth, the daughter of Idmon of Colophon was so skilled at weaving that even the nymphs sought out her work. Alas, pride led this young Lydian woman to challenge the goddess of crafts, Athena, to a weaving contest. Disguised as an old woman, Athena tried to warn this girl against such folly, but even when she resumed her own shape revealing her identity, the young Lydian woman remained determined. The Lydian woman, Arachne, won the contest but in fury, Athena destroyed the tapestry. Unable to bear this, Arachne decided to die by hanging. Out of pity, Athena changed her into a spider so that she could weave for the rest of her life in peace.

Weaving a story…

Fact, fiction, poetry, short stories, articles, and novels. Cross-genre, slipstream, non-traditional romance, gothic, horror, fantasy, and more… The following subpages contain examples of my work as well as blurbs and excerpts, and details of where you can find my published work.

NOTE: These are not an extensive list of all my published works, but those that are either currently available, some previously published, and some free reads.

All blurbs, excerpts and stories on my site are presented with a rating.