Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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Be the Goddess

The box said, “BE THE GODDESS YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE”

I like Pele but was always partial to Aphrodite so I bought it.

The flimsy cardboard container was filled with cream labeled: a light topical ointment with hints of baby powder, eucalyptus and moon dew. I rubbed it on. It burned like ice, but I was still Kali. I ate a bit of it. It tasted like death, but I was still Kali. I was ticked, but then I recall Pele’s extra baggage. Remember Aphrodite’s dramatics.

So I chucked it. I figure, better to be me than someone else.

A bit about the author:

Monica Keawe Kaluakini Lee is an English major and aboriginal Hawaiian author born and raised in the home of her ancestors. Her poems and short stories have been published in Vice-Versa Journal, ‘Oiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal volume 4, and Hawai’i Review. Read more of her work at: http://www.wordcrisps.com and http://viceversajournal.com/2010/10/01/leefall/ Visit author page