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by Robert Kane
What do you do when you’re the goddess of love, but you don’t have any arms? That’s the trouble with the Venus de Milo, this crazy statue of a pretty lady some guy found on an island called Milos a few hundred years back. You’ve probably seen the statue somewhere before . . . maybe on the cover of this book!
Nobody’s quite sure of how this Venus lost her arms. The French sailors who bought her, though, claimed that they battled brigands on a beach to get her. Supposedly, her arms were ripped off during the fight!
That’s a pretty cool story.
Yeah, it might not be true, but who cares? Now that you’ve heard that version of the story, you’ll never forget it.
There are an infinite number of Venus de Milos in the worldobjects, people, places, and ideas that are totally awesome. What happens after you die? There’s a story. What does it feel like to fall in love? Ah! There’s another story. How do you bake a cake? Oh, you bet there’s a story.
Take a look at the stuff the following authors have written. Each author saw a Venus de Milo in the worldsomething that inspired their work of artand told its story like no one ever had before. The sources of the authors’ inspirations range from the mundane to the insane, as you’ll find out in the comments and questions the authors wrote to accompany their work. Check ‘em out! They’ll show you just how many cool things there are to write about in the world (and how many cool ways there are to write about them)!
Then, it’ll be your turn to give it a shotto find a Venus de Milo in your life and tell your version of its story. It doesn’t matter if it’s true, if it’s crazy, or even if it’s been told a thousand times before. No one will tell it like you . . .
. . . and, if you tell it right, no one will ever forget it.