Katherine Mankiller


Flash fic update, and history.
February 19, 2007, 10:37 am
Filed under: nanowrimo, novels, short fiction

My online critique group is oddly silent about my under 500 word flash fic. Perhaps they’re struck dumb by its brilliance. Or its badness. Heh.
For NaNoWriMo this year, I’m considering going Greek. I have an idea I’ve been kicking around for years–2001 at least, but the basic idea came from my classical literature class in 1988 or so, from feminist interpretations of the Iliad and Oresteion. The interesting thing is that “The Last Wasicu” is also strongly rooted in history, and I also have another idea based on Roman religion that I’m kicking around. It seems to be a trend, in other words. Hmm.


2 Comments

Well, the thing about history is, there’s a lot of material there to mine. Same with mythology.
I gotta say, I’m really interested in your take on the Iliad and the Oresteion.

Comment by B. B. Kristopher

It crossed my mind to wonder if the Greece and Rome ideas are related to how much I’m enjoying the TV series Rome.
And thank you. I’m sure you’ll see plenty after next November. 😉

Comment by Katherine Mankiller




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