The Scorpion’s Helper
by Susan W. McMichaels
Imagine that Judas is the father of Jesus. Born under the sign of the scorpion, a bastard and outcast, Judas conceives a son with a young girl named Mary. The voice of Mary's god, a voice only Mary can hear, leads her away from Judas to fulfill their son's destiny. Ozeret, her mother's mute servant, is silent witness of the tragedy to come. Only Ozeret can rescue Jesus from the scorpion’s sting.