Daphne, a girl with a chaplet of flowers woven around her braided hair and an overflowing passion for life that is reciprocated back to her, is oblivious to the existence of a heartbroken wooer who is fervently spitting heat like an active volcano. This gives rise to her tragedy; for not all love is mutual.
She vanishes into the human masses, endeavoring to conceal herself from Apollo, but her getaway makes his heart grow even fonder. Not only has he endured the bitterness of being repelled, but this insolence has become a challenge that must be won. He is determined to try, even if it leads to her eradication . . . for some infatuation kills.
To reveal her location, he fires a volley of arrows at her, tipped with an infinitesimal yet detrimental curse. However, these arrows for a dubious cause will expose humans instead—what lies on and beneath the surface, their virtues and vices, their angst and yearnings.
Among thousands of stories that reflect human anguish in the era of Corona, this collection of stories lifts the curtain on twelve of them. The hunt continues: Corona’s hunt for humans’ demise, humans’ hunt for a Corona remedy, and Apollo’s hunt for Daphne’s acceptance. The hunt unwaveringly continues. . .