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ariadnecover.jpg (51822 bytes)The Ariadne Thread (about 150k)

July, 1998. I'd just moved to Hong Kong from Atlanta, the city where I grew up. I was angry. I was bored. And I had a laptop computer. Propelled by the zeal of the X-Files movie and also by my own previous obsession, I sought out Gossamer, (having remembered that a friend told me about it and the fanfic she found there), and was astounded by what I found. Predictably, the 'hey! I can do that!' syndrome took over, and I started an endeavor based on Scully, Mulder, inner demons, and hidden angels. I thought it'd take me two weeks at the most. Ha! Was I wrong! 6 months, several drafts, and various editings later, I found myself with a final draft. Looking back, it may not be what I'd consider my best work, but it's my first work, and it's a work of love. It also came out of one of the biggest obsessions of my life- mythology, especially greek mythology. What amazed me was the similarities between the Theseus/Ariadne story and Mulder and Scully's relationship. Both were extreme, driven, and at the utmost heights, incredible, and both led to unwitting downfall.

 

MOYERS: I like what you say about the old myth of Theseus and Ariadne. Theseus says to Ariadne,
"I'll love you forever if you can show me a way to come out of the labyrinth." So she gives him
a ball of string, which he unwinds as he goes into the labyrinth, and then follows to find the
way out. You say, "All he had was the string. That's all you need."
CAMPBELL: That's all you need- an Ariadne thread.
MOYERS: Sometimes we look for great wealth to save us, a great power to save us, when all we
need is that piece of string.

                                                                               -segment from "The Power of Myth"

 

Prologue & Chapter One

 

                           Chapter Two

 

                                            Chapter Three

 

                                                                 Chapter Four

 

                                             Chapter Five

 

                             Chapter Six

 

              Chapter Seven

 

Chapter Eight & Epilogue

 

Author notes/ Acknowledgments

 

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