Priya Sharma. Thesea and Astaurius. (Interzone #246 May-Jun 2013)

interzone246Beautiful re-telling of the Greek myth of the minotaur, told through a re-telling of the myth, which varies slightly from the myth.

Sharma delicately skips over the nature of the conception (ahem) (wikipedia) but paints a bleak picture of the works of King Minos, and his brutality. Young Thesea, virginal beauty, is raised to be a sacrifice to the minotaur, but all is not as it seems, as her fate is fated to be worse than that. However, she escapes that fate and Sharma creates a new myth with sfnal elements that pleases.

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