Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Every Day Fiction has published my story, The View from Olympus, in the New Year's Day slot. Please do pop along and read, and comment, if you have the time. Thank you!


Sharon said...

I did not see that end coming! It reminds me of that Joan Osborne song "What If God Was One of Us?" Good work! Makes me want to read more by you.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thank you, Sharon! Now I'm curious - how did you find my blog? Lovely to have you here, anyway.

Sharon said...

Sarah, I read your story on the Every Day Fiction email list. Now I've bookmarked your blog and will be a frequent visitor! I've always thought it takes real talent to tell a complete story powerfully in the fewest words possible.

I'm curious, too--however did you come up with the idea for this one?

Sarah Hilary said...

Hi Sharon, thanks again for that lovely feedback. The idea for The View from Olympus was simmering in my head for years. I'd loved the Greek myths as a kid and wrote a novel based around Olympus ages ago, plus another which based contemporary characters on the Greek gods. So you might say it was all there, just waiting for the right combination of words to bring it to life.

I've been fascinated by the number of readers who've concluded that the homeless couple really ARE Dionysius and Aphrodite. As opposed to believing they are, inside their own heads. That makes me very happy because it tells me imagination is alive and well in everyone, and optimism too in a sense, wanting this to be "real".