This blog is full of Wee Fictions (and poetry, too)
Friday, 12 October 2012
A Man's Hands - Memory and Muses
For the Greeks, Mnemosyne was the goddess of memory. She had nine daughters - Calliope, Clio, Euterpe, Erato, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania - who came to be known as the Muses. They inherited their mother's skill at remembering things. When Ancient Greek writers called to the Muse at the beginning of their work, they were asking for a story to be recalled from memory.
The characters - my characters - in this collection have issues with the past. Some of them want to remember while others would rather forget. But they manage to get by. They manage to cope.