It came from Sandi Leibowitz (again)

It came from Sandi Leibowitz (again)

Sandi Leibowitz’s story “The Cypress and the Rose” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 20 April 2018.

Metaphorosis APril 2018
April 2018

I envisioned this as a feminist re-telling of a certain familiar fairy tale, but I didn’t want that to be apparent early on. The hero’s name that came to me was Cyprus, who was a boy. Then I changed it to Cypress, and the tree and plant imagery came to me. That sounded like a girl’s name, so I swerved the story into a different direction again–and liked it much better that way.

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