What Now, Callisthenes: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

What Now, Callisthenes: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story
Why would the king’s sister venture through the slums of Babylon, oh fair Thessalonike? You slip out of the palace, clad in a man’s clothes, while Alexander, your brother and king, lies feverish in his bed. And I, less than a man but more than a shadow, float in your hurried wake through dark al...
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Why would the king’s sister venture through the slums of Babylon, oh fair Thessalonike? You slip out of the palace, clad in a man’s clothes, while Alexander, your brother and king, lies feverish in his bed. And I, less than a man but more than a shadow, float in your hurried wake through dark alleys to the witch’s door.

A hag sits cross-legged upon the dirt, grey hair matted, face wrinkled and scarred. She doesn’t look Persian, or Scythian, or even an expatriate Egyptian priestess. And she certainly doesn’t look Greek. But, oh daughter and sister of great kings, if only you could see her as I do, my beloved, through sight not of flesh but of spirit, you’d know that she’s none of these. She’s all of them and more. The spectral host of her foremothers, back to the world’s making, crowd up behind her. Her kind knows neither lord nor land.

Youtiptoe through her filth…

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Series: Digital Fantasy Fiction, Fantasy Short Stories
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Tags: Fantasy Fiction Short Stories, Short Stories
Publisher: Digital Fantasy Fiction, an imprint of Digital Fiction Publishing Corp.
Publication Year: 2017
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Christine Lucas

Christine Lucas lives in Greece with her husband and a horde of spoiled animals. A retired Air Force officer and mostly self-taught in English, has had her work appear in several print and online magazines, including the Other Half of the Sky anthology, Daily Science Fiction, and Space and Time Magazine. She is currently working on her first novel, and in her free time she reads slush for ASIM. Web: werecat99.wordpress.com

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