Mariah Matthews

Mariah Matthews


("Myth is not a distortion of fact, but the womb through which fact must come.", Jane Roberts, THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE NATURE OF MASS EVENTS)


I love Mythology, always have, can't remember when I didn't. My name is Mariah Matthews. I live in the USA, and this blog is about a novel that I'm currently writing, working title: : MYTHS OF HELICON MOUNTAIN.

21 January, 2014


Re: Part One; ECHO & NARCISSUS. A beginning needs to be long in content and clear, enticing the reader to continue.  On the other hand, an end should be quick and painless, not drawn out.  A reader shouldn’t have to linger while the writer rambles on, once the story is told.  Unless a writer is inspired, both are difficult to do and an ending often takes more time to write than the beginning.  Here’s my probable ending to Narcissus’s story.
"Urana turned her eyes to the heavens as the night and its waning moon approached. It was said that the Asu mothers had called their offspring by the Titans 'Children of the Sky'. Children of the sky, indeed, she thought bitterly as the question of Human mortality raised its frightful head.Narcissus, most beautiful and bright of the Giants—and the first of them to die in Thessaly—laid limp and lifeless, no more than a lump of clay in his mother’s arms. Urana would never see the sky in the same light again, nor would she accept the promises of the past. "Come", she said to her children, "We must tend to Calypso, for her son is dead."

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