Goddess of the Floods
by DeAnna Knippling
The gods can build in a single night a tower that would require the toil of many men over many seasons. Balathu, chief of scribes, brings the King’s offerings to the gods. Balathu is a virtuous man, but the tools of the gods—a mysterious woman, made of water, and forbidden to any man’s touch—are lovely in his sight, and in the sight of the King.
Truly, weak men are always seized by fate.