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 responses to “The Gorgon’s Daughter

  1. I’m sure he makes for a nice coat stand (:

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  2. oooohhhh – that’s showin’ him. 🙂

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  3. He should have known better. Nice turn of the prompt.

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  4. Creepy and well written.

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  5. Reblogged this on The Cheese Whines and commented:
    I always appreciate a good imagination.

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  6. ooooh very nice! Powerful 🙂

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  7. That’s a girl who really knows how to give a guy a hard time.
    Cheers!
    JzB

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  8. Wow! Nice job, Christine!

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  9. Oooh! Creepy and brilliant! (For some reason, I was reminded of the tale of Bluebeard. Not sure why. :P)

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  10. Love this! What a wonderful, creative use of idiom. Awesome!

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  11. kymminbarcelona

    Gorgeous, Christine!

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  12. Nice! Beautiful and powerful – but it does make me wonder why he should have beheaded her (nosy person that I am :))

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  13. What a unique take-loved the dark,murderous fantasy 🙂

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  14. 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 🙂

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    • 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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