She, Who Was Almost The Bride

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She, Who Was Almost The Bride

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There is a god beyond the wall, and Koiapu is bound to marry him. Unless, that is, her father can find someone to take her place…

© 2019 Asher Elbein
3,400 Words.

I've long been a fan of the 1938 King Kong, and yet have always been troubled by the offhandedly racist treatment of the islanders. It seemed to me that there was another story to be told: one that treated them as a people with spiritual traditions and interior lives of their own. And more than anything, I was curious about what the girl due to be sent beyond the wall thought of her reprieve. This is a small attempt to find out.

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