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    Swimming in a wine dark sea

    In my course of research for the Hades and Persephone story, I’ve come across many interesting facts and I’ve had to make some difficult decisions about how much to stick to the time and feel and historically accurate descriptions. For example, were you aware that the ancient Greeks had no word for blue? ┬áIn fact, it seems that they didn’t so much determine color by shade so much as by luster or from light to dark. Rather than being ignorant of color, it seems that the Greeks were less interested in and attentive to hue, or tint, than they were to light. As late as the fourth century BC, Plato…

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    Hades and Persephone re-telling

    So, my usual attention deficit self-sabotage at work, I am working on a Hades/Persephone re-telling instead of the second book of the Phoenix series. This, also before the boxset book that I should be working on since it’s due before Thanksgiving… Ah, brilliant life decisions. I am full of them. Including the notion to become a writer. What was I thinking when I chose that? Anyway, in my self defense, that is one of the myths that I have always felt needed a re-telling and I’ve been waiting for so very long for Charlene Teglia’s Bride of Fire that I’ve decided to scratch the itch by doing one of my…

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