Wing-Feather Fables: Caryatids in Rebellion
Per Wikipedia, a caryatid is a sculpted female figure which serves as an architectural support, taking the place of a column or a pillar. In her latest fable, Lisa asks the question: what happens when the supports rebel?
Noah ran his finger across the grains of stone, the roughened salt and pepper texture. His father was an architect. Noah knew foundations. Just above the granite sat the pilasters, those half-columns wedded to the surface. They were part of the façade, supporting nothing, but their bottoms looked like feet, elephantine, enormous with the punch of something mighty. They gathered where the earth had split, where the girls and women vanished.
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