Christina the Astonishing (1150-1224)
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/201...July 31, 2017 IssueFiction, Short Story:“On the day of Christina’s exorcism, the Saracens stormed the Holy Land.”

Christina the Astonishing (1150-1224) Details

TitleChristina the Astonishing (1150-1224)
Author
Formatebook
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 24th, 2017
Publishernewyorker.com
Number of pages20 pages
Rating
GenreHorror, Short Stories

Christina the Astonishing (1150-1224) Review

  • Melki
    July 28, 2017
    After Christina’s resurrection, she spends her days perched in the branches of a yew on the road to town. She shrieks at people as they pass, accusing them of their sins, which, she says, she can smell on them, can see spread across their faces like fungus. Living with a possessed religious icon proves to be a veritable horror story for two sisters. Later, they will say that my sister suffered for the souls in Purgatory. They will say she mortified her flesh and starved her body so that, one by After Christina’s resurrection, she spends her days perched in the branches of a yew on the road to town. She shrieks at people as they pass, accusing them of their sins, which, she says, she can smell on them, can see spread across their faces like fungus. Living with a possessed religious icon proves to be a veritable horror story for two sisters. Later, they will say that my sister suffered for the souls in Purgatory. They will say she mortified her flesh and starved her body so that, one by one, the waiting souls might be released like bubbles into Heaven. But for now the alderman visits us, warns us to keep her in check.
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