It came from Kathryn Yelinek

It came from Kathryn Yelinek

Kathryn Yelinek’s story “The Woman Who Brought Love to Death” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 19 June 2020. Metaphorosis

I’ve had the image of a woman who could see love in my head for years, but I couldn’t find the right story for the character. I tried everything—romance, murder mystery, you name it. But none of the stories worked. A few were downright embarrassing, now that I look back on them. Still, I kept coming back to the idea of what would it be like to see love? What would a person do with that ability? What sorts of problems would it cause them? Then my husband and I went to Iceland for our honeymoon, and I was entranced by the landscape and the Viking history. So I tried putting my poor, lost love-seer into an Icelandic-flavored setting, and it clicked. Gudrun fell out of my head and onto the page, and I went with it.


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