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Who was Cassandra?


  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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November 09, 2012

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Well this certainly sent me scrambling to the dictionary! A vivid snapshot, or even snapshots, depending on one's interpretation of the wonderful last line....I think this ranks with dusty brown. Lilting. Gorgeous.

Thanks, Mike! I wasn't sure about this one after writing it in my head on the bus last night. I simplified it a lot further this morning and changed the second line to something specific rather than the original and boring "the eye makeup she applied" - and also moved the tense from past to present. Those changes made a big difference. Glad you liked it.

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