Requiem for Love
Calvin Miller has a wonderful talent for poetic/lyrical writing.
In this piece he retells the first portion of Genesis up to Adam and Eve's leaving the Garden of Eden. I absolutely loved the dialogue between "Earthmaker" and Adam before Eve's coming. The relationship between Adam and Eve could truly be described as 'the great romance'. "Slithe" is much more sinister than the serpent in the Bible. I felt more sympathetic toward Eve's dilemma than from the original story in Genesis. Miller seems to challenge the reader to recognize ones own temptation for sin through the actions of Eve. But his writing also insists that we understand the love that caused Adam to sin along with her.
A Symphony in Sand
Miller uses the same beautiful poetic and lyrical writing to write about the events that transpired between "Earthmaker" and Mary and Joseph figures. Along with Slithe's interference to confuse and anger these characters. A lovely piece that puts one in a place to comprehend what these biblical figures may have went through.