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Day 24: Last of the Monsters by Emily C. Skaftun

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Last of the Monsters is a story of the aftermath of Mythology. The Gorgon Euryale is the last of the three sisters and is looking for Perseus’s shield so that she can destroy it. She thinks that she has at last found Athena’s grave and might be able to recover the shield.

She is the last of her sisters because contrary to the traditional mythology, (well at least as far as I know) Stheno became mortal and has also died.

So really this story is all about the last line, but for me it wasn’t enough. There just isn’t nearly enough story in there and the ending line isn’t poignant enough to overcome it.


Written by Chance

October 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm