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Dusa.jpgOriginally a beautiful (celibate) priestess of Athena, Medusa was transformed after falling for Poseidon’s wooing skills. Greek Mythology: fantastic stories, archaic double standards, a mother lode of cruelty. All of it stuck in your psyche, in one way or another.

Stumped for a writing idea?

Pick your favorite myth (Greek or otherwise) and translate it into a contemporary short story. According to Writer’s Digest Q & A, short stories range anywhere from 1,500 to 30,000 words. Set it in Cambodia, London, Zimbabwe, a temporal anomaly, or an imaginary planet—wherever you like. Rewrite an injustice that really burns your biscuits, or hold true to the theme.

It’s your world; create it!