The Gorgon’s Daughter

If looks could kill, he would not have hesitated. He should have beheaded me, like my mother, stilled my writhing locks. But these walls are thick, and statuary more beautiful than any corpse.

This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend prompt, in which the editors asked for exactly 33 words including an idiom somewhere within.

19 thoughts on “The Gorgon’s Daughter

  1. rashmenon says:

    Does stautuary mean she and more like her are held captive by him? Or is he a statue whose murderous expression drew that first remark from her? Plenty of scope and I love that. And ‘if looks could kill’ is a fav with me anyway 🙂


    • Christine says:

      Well, it apparently came across completely differently from how I intended it! 🙂 If looks (her gaze) could kill, somebody would have destroyed her. Instead they held her captive to make statues. Of course, if one has to explain it, one didn’t say it right the first time…


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