Flayed Alive by the Bacchae
They would have torn us to pieces, those Bacchae. Instead, they turned—bare-handed— on our herd of grazing cattle. A single woman pulled a mewling calf in two, while others clawed apart a full-grown heifer. There were spread ribs and broken hooves flung everywhere, and pieces of flesh hung dripping from the trees.
August 26, 2014