Monthly Microfiction - Reflections

Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate, here is a dark romantic drabble that offers a twist on the Perseus/Medusa myth.





    Perseus took the gorgon's head to the lake to get a good look at its reflection in the daytime. All he had seen in the darkness of the cave had been a mass of writhing snakes. Perseus held the head out before the water and froze.

    He knew that face.

    It was his sweet Medusa, his first love from the island of Seriphos. They had shared many kisses by the sea before she disappeared. Perseus had prayed to the gods to help him find her.

    He supposed that they had finally answered him.

    He dropped to his knees and wept.

Originally published in Lost Lore and Legends from Breaking Rules Publishing Europe


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