This short story by Pavarti K Tyler is a literary twist on a classic Greek Myth.
MY REVIEW (4/5 STARS) I loved the idea of reading a mythological story where a nymph comes back to life on Earth. Maia wakes up in the desert on red hot sand and feels heat. Yes, she is hot and gets stung by her words, “an insect of a black creature with a spiny shell that sinks its venom filled teeth into my virgin flesh.” Is it a scorpion? Either way, it died as Maia smashed it. She actually emotes her happiness it seems even though she is alone and concerned becuase she can feel as she believes ‘to feel is the greatest gift received by the people of this place (Earth)’. Her story goes on as she starts to remember her past and where she does belong,(SPOILER ALERT) up in the stars as she IS a star. She eventually walks to town, gets food and realizes she needs clothes and shelter and meets Jaren. She doesn’t want to go back as she wants to stay and hides inside with Jaren. What happens next, is classic as boy meets girl, they like each other and MAGIC happens. Maia gets her answers about being whole and what her existance is. This is a Fun Read and is QUICK and Easy as a short story if you like fantasy or mythological or romance…….