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  • Quillem McBreen

Of Gods & Monsters


Is there such a thing as being over inspired as an author?


I sit here on an island in the middle of the Ionian Sea, bathed in the golden glow of an early summer sun.


Mountains glower down on me on the left. I can almost feel them reading over my shoulder, sniffing in judgement as I write.


To my right is the sea; calm, flat, inviting, beckoning me into its embrace like a impatient lover.


In the distant horizon lies the spectre of the mainland, hazed and ephemeral; now there, now gone.


I wonder is it is those shadow lands that wander or we? What gods and monsters and heroes wait on those distant shores? Maybe if I could drag my mind away from such distractions, I might get back to my own world.


Alytheia has its own ancient myths after all. I just need to invent them...

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