Via Dolorosa – Christine Lucas

“Your father crapped himself,” croaks her aunt’s ghost. “Go clean him up!” “Yes, Aunt Katina.” Father craps himself every other hour; Maro needs to finish the bills first. But the numbers won’t add up. Father’s pension isn’t enough anymore. “Such a worthless daughter,” mutters the ghost. “I envy your mother, who’s not around to watch!” Of all the ghosts in this damned house, Aunt Katina had to be the talkative one. Maro shoves the bills …

A question for Christine Lucas

Q:  What’s your favorite non-SFF book?

A: The Mirror Crack’d by Agatha Christie. I first read it when I was about twelve years old–a cheap, tattered paperback I found in a cardboard box in storage. Despite its problems reflecting the era it was written in, to me it was a revelation: women, in their old age, didn’t have to sit around knitting socks and doing housework (unless they wanted to); they could solve mysteries, or even write stories.


Christine Lucas’s story “Via Dolorosa
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 November 2019.
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About Christine Lucas

Christine Lucas lives in Greece with her husband and a horde of spoiled animals. A retired Air Force officer and mostly self-taught in English, she was a finalist for the 2017 WSFA award.

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Christine Lucas’s story “Via Dolorosa
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 November 2019.
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