Caryatids: Short Stories by Michaele Benedict

By Michaele Benedict

For centuries, sculptors and designers were enthusiastic about caryatids, the sculpted lady figures used as help columns for classical constructions. yet there also are human caryatids, metaphorical pillars of society.

In Caryatids, writer Michaele Benedict bargains thirty-four striking brief tales of transformation and survival that convey fans, lecturers, artists and thieves aiding their numerous motives, yet occasionally simply getting uninterested and strolling clear of the activity.

In the tale “Caryatids,” the statues converse. “The Diener” unearths how the letter "Y" can sum up every little thing that is wrong.

“A relocating aim” tells how a faculty psychology instructor is haunted via the ghost of Sigmund Freud—and via a few hopeful girls.

Poppa does his most sensible to keep up his motherless women in “Poppa's Fiddle.”

Annie turns into captivated with trash after she loses the newborn in “Temporary, Like Achilles,” Fleurette leads the nice existence at the French Riviera in “The Violin of Ingres,” and in “Michal’s tale” we find out about the 1st spouse of King David, obtained with 100 Philistine foreskins.

Who, within the phrases of Thomas Jefferson, would wish to carry up a flooring for others to bop upon? Caryatids indicates a few answers.

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