I have a masters degree in Ancient History, but I’ve never really done much with it. I would have loved to get a Phd, teach women and magic and greek tragedies, but it wasn’t to be.
But, with a friend, I will at least put that masters to use. We’re going to do a short story collection of ancient myths. Not the ones that everyone knows, not Troy, and Odysseus, but others, Medea, Arachne, that sort of thing. My friend will be setting hers in the ancient world, but mine will be in the modern world, in places that I know. We have yet to decide on the eight that will be done, but I already can see problems in that most of my favourite myths seems to involve revenge and child killing/eating. Clearly my four stories will be horror! But I like the idea of doing something different, and yet familiar. I haven’t written horror horror before, or many stories set in the modern world, so this will be an exciting sort of challenge, and dealing with things that I loved best about my degree and masters, women, magic and tragedy.
Now just have to work out what myths to do, and how to do them.