The Secrets of the Sibyl: a short story by Nancy Adams
Approx. 5,930 words.
Published on May 19, 2012.
"The Secrets of the Sibyl" is a short Gothic tale set in the Roman world of 382 A.D. When her father buys a decaying villa on the wild, rocky coast of Cumae, city of the ancient Sibyline oracle, fourteen-year-old Cellina finds mysteries at every turn. Following the trail of a mysterious silver box, she uncovers the secret of a decades-old crime committed within the villa's crumbling walls.