Melanie in the Underworld

In a genderbent retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, Melanie braves the streets and subways of Toronto in search of a way to bring back her dead fiancee.

First published in the anthology Love, Time, Space, Magic by Popseagull Publishing in 2015. You can read it for free at Curious Fictions.

“When Adil didn’t come home, Melanie tried not to be suspicious. When he didn’t come home the next day, she tried not to worry. When the police came to her door, and told her that she would have to identify the body, she would not let herself think of the worst. Only at the funeral did she greet and call Reality by name: Adil was dead, and it was up to her to bring him back.”

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