Light-to-Dark Series: Clio, the Muse of history and poetry

Stories are written for friends and lovers. History is written from desperate winners and hopeless romantics. How many words are strung together out of endless sorrow and forsaken relationships? She knows the power words have over humanity and lets them drown in the emptiness of wanting more.

for @therepublicofletters

Light-to-Dark Series: Calliope, the Muse of epic poetry and eloquence

She hands them crowns and pens filled with black ink. She tells them to write their story, wear the crown, be a God. Honor, respect, power— in other words, validation. People yearn for validation and she’ll give it. But at a cost, of course. She takes their names and their victories and triumphs are written in the skies. Their name is known: Calliope.

for @ultimatescream