Them Ribbons Were Gold
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
“Them Ribbons Were Gold” is a short story from a larger work that draws its inspiration from across the Americas. In it, I hope to tackle dilemmas of reliability of speaker, self interest, and–with nods to Flannery O’Connor and the story of Icarus–ambition. I wrote this story while keeping in mind the lack of non-European influence in the fantasy genre, as well as with the desire to create a speaker who presents readers with the opportunity to judge his actions for themselves, and develop their own conclusions on the nature of his character.