Snowdrops bow their opal heads at the quickening footfalls of Persephone from below
and the warmth of Demeter’s pallid cheek thaws the frost-covered Earth as she turns at the familiar sound.
Shelly Jones, PhD (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor of English at SUNY Delhi, where she teaches classes in mythology, folklore, and writing. Her speculative work has previously appeared in Podcastle, New Myths, The Future Fire, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter @shellyjansen.