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The Swan-Chariot, Gwenyth E. Hood Oct 1988

The Swan-Chariot, Gwenyth E. Hood

English Faculty Research

The Goddess Nilhima marked me with the gift of the Seventh Level when I was just a boy. This great honor is given only to a handful in a thousand years, and many people, I am told, lie awake at nights tormenting themselves with desire for it. But they are foolish. It is not from stinginess that the Shining-gods ration out their gifts so sparingly. Truly, indeed, I doubt that anyone who understood the gifts of the Hadorvacheu would dare to accept them. They are precious, but they come with perils that no human being could willingly choose to face ...


Et Cetera, Marshall University Apr 1988

Et Cetera, Marshall University

Et Cetera

Founded in 1953, Et Cetera is an annual literary magazine that publishes the creative writing and artwork of Marshall University students and affiliates. Et Cetera is free to the Marshall University community.

Et Cetera welcomes submissions in literary and film criticism, poetry, short stories, drama, all types of creative non-fiction, photography, and art.


Inside The Fairy Tale: Will He Or Won’T He?, Gwenyth E. Hood Jan 1988

Inside The Fairy Tale: Will He Or Won’T He?, Gwenyth E. Hood

English Faculty Research

The earth trembles. The Cinderlad stands appalled. His teeth are chattering like popcorn in a sack, The walls creak, the wind whistles in his ears, straw whips around his breast. Gripping a beam, he steadies and spits out the words, "If it grows no worse...

" In his mind, his eldest brother storms, "Exceptions are exceptions, not the rules!" Black eves beneath black hood reprove him angrily. "Consider the probabilities! Remember, all is accident. I'm glad you escaped with your skin the last time. But don'{ imagine that's a pattern. Sensible men retreat strategically,"