"Figures in Blue" is the story of Esteban Espiritu, a young Spanish artist who is commissioned to paint the portrait of Kristena von Lichtenberg, an elderly Baroness living in a deteriorating mansion that overlooks a provincial German village. However, Esteban uncovers a local mystery regarding the disappearance of her brutish husband, the Baron. The novelette is set in the beginning of the twentieth century and references classical mythology.
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About the Author
Ted Morrissey is the author of five books of fiction, including the novels Men of Winter and An Untimely Frost, and the novella Weeping with an Ancient God. His stories, essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in nearly forty journals, among them Glimmer Train, Southern Humanities Review, Writers Ask and the North American Review. A Ph.D. in English studies, he is also the author of the monograph The Beowulf Poet and His Real Monsters, which won the D. Simon Evans Prize for distinguished scholarship. He is married to the children’s author Melissa Morrissey. Together they have five adult children and two rescue dogs. They live near Springfield, Illinois. Visit at tedmorrissey.com.