The True Story of King Midas and the Golden Ring by Alex Hurst

A micro-fiction of mine just went live over at Postcard Poems & Prose, a zine specializing in fiction and poetry that can fit on a postcard.

The story I wrote for PP&P is set within a larger mythos I am creating for my current WIP and first novel, “Ma’mun”. You may have heard whispers of it if you’ve been following any of my social media. It couldn’t have been published at a better time, as I’ve finally finished the planning stages of the novel, and am going to begin writing today!

It takes less than ninety seconds to read, so why not have a look, and help the zine by leaving a comment!

Alex Hurst - Midas
Alex Hurst lives in Kyoto, where postcards are still a daily part of life. An earlier life spent in woodlands and then on the road, driving all across America, instilled in her a great love of imagination, which she tries to instill in her narratives. When she isn’t writing, she teaches children English and edits short story anthologies for multiple publishing houses. Somehow, she also finds time for photography, art, and video production. Her most recent edited work is Growing Concerns, an eco-horror anthology published by Chupa Cabra House. You can keep up with the whirling dervish of her life on her blog, Alex Hurst.
Previously published works:
Memories (self-published short story)
Writers’ Anarchy I (“The Bell Tower” is my offering)
Scalawag (free fiction on blog)

Author Alex Hurst. Author Alex Hurst.


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4 thoughts on “The True Story of King Midas and the Golden Ring by Alex Hurst

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. They love getting original artwork… you should totally submit! 😀


  1. Gorgeous! The whole thing altogether. And I love the story, the retelling of the old classic. There is truly something about fairy tales and myths that contain more “truth” in a more condensed and deeply felt way than most of our realistic fiction.


    1. Thank you so much, Deborah. I really enjoyed making the story, and then designing the postcard for it to go on. I would definitely agree with you about the fairytale “truths”. I think the reason they survive so long is that overtime, the overarching themes and “truths” about human nature are distilled into a quip. I think that’s one of the main reasons we can enjoy them, no matter what culture they’re from!


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