Morrow, James. "Arms and the Woman"
Divergence: c 1185 BCE
What if: Upon finding out that the Trojan War was being fought over her, Helen decided she didn't need the guilt.
Summary: Notified of Helen's desire to end the war, the leaders of both sides aren't having any of it.
Published: In Amazing Stories, July 1991; What Might Have Been? Volume 3: Alternate Wars (eds. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.; and Bible Stories for Adults, Harcourt Brace 1996 (0151001928BUY, 0156002442BUY), SFBC 1996.
Original in: English.
Translation: Italian by Vittorio Curtoni as "Una donna in guerra", in Storie di Bibbia per adulti, Pratiche 1997 (8873804047).