The Day Pietro Coppino Spoke to the Mountain | William Shunn

The Day Pietro Coppino Spoke to the Mountain

Originally published in Realms of Fantasy, October 2003.

Pietro Coppino is a famous old sculptor in 19th-century Italy. Putting the finishing touches on his masterpiece, he notices disturbing a thing—the marble statue has begun to melt. Only a desperate journey to the marble's source can save his greatest work, and perhaps his sanity as well.

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