Q: What hero (of any gender) would you name your child after, if we lived in a society with names like that?
A: Princess Eilonwy! As a boy, I would sit in the corner of my hometown’s public library in the summer and read and reread the Prydain Chronicles, always wishing I could be as brave and creative and self-knowing as Princess Eilonwy of Llyr.
Joshua Phillip Johnson’s story “The Demon in the Page” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 1 January 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.