Penelope; Wife of Odysseus, mother of Telemachus, cousin of Helen. Here is her story.
A myth we had to write for English class. I would really like it, except I think there's a large piece missing out of the middle. Maybe someday I'll get around to writing it.
The siren Aria is a singing sensation in ancient Greece and has the ego to prove it. But it's not true that she lip-syncs to some of her own songs is it? Written for Bifrost's 'Paparazzi of the Woods' project
Shing Khor's artwork introduced me to a Greek myth I hadn't heard of before: the story of the Danaids, forty-nine sisters who killed their husbands and were sentenced to an eternity in hell. Her picture got me to thinking about how they might feel after all this time, and this sonnet was the result.
I had fun writing this one :)It takes place around the time of all thos greek/roman gods (eg. zeus, aphrodite, hades...) As far as I know, there is no such place as Mt. Jimbujamba, but this story somehow slightly reminds me of pompei.
Some secrets are revealed... (and not neccessarily pleasant ones.)
Here we find this well-known hero going about his twelfth and final labor - bringing Cerberus from the underworld, only with a twist... Aside from a slight plot and name change, there's a slight generational gap in communication that lends itself to the comical nature of the story.
Or Ekpyresis. I've seen it spelt both ways. It means 'conflagration' in Greek. In this poem it is used in reference to Icarus and Phaethon, but can also be seen in everyday life. Icarus is the one who fell to his death after flying to close to the sun and the wax holding his wings together melted. Phaethon is Apollo’s son who wanted to drive the sun chariot and couldn’t control it. Don’t go too close to the sun. You will get burned.
I'm glad to have been honored with the chance to attend the New York State Summer Young Writers Institute last summer on Silver Bay in Lake George, NY. For anyone stoping by who was there and remembers, three cheers for *fanfare* FICTION MAN! *giggle*, AKA Bill Patric, along with Poetry Woman (Kathy Aguero) and Realisim Boy (Richard Hoffman). Siren Song is one of the products of my week there, a twist on the old greek myth (think the Sirens from _The Oddesy_)
I had one of McCaffery's lines running through my head, and used it at the beginning of the poem. What's it about? You tell me!
I had to wright this story for class and read it in front of my class the story had te be about a god we made up and it needed i moral mines not to hard to figure out sence it's the title so read it and enjoy or don't i don't care (Please commit on the story i need critisism if i want to become a better wrighter)
A re-writing of Actaeons myth. He hunted without consideration to the forest and the forest took no consideration to him.
Penelope's narration continues as Helen is returned to Sparta
This story is inspired by Aescylus' Agamemnon, my all too small knowledge of the Greek legend of Helen, and in a more subtle way by C. S. Lewis and his novel Till We Have Faces. If you don't understand what it is about, I would recomend looking up the birth of Helen. Any good book on Greek mythology should have something about her.
I like the Greek myths and the thought of Death as a river... the afterlife as a journey. I like the thought of the river Lethe with its power to take away the pain of remembering.
The gods are restless. Its time to bring in the pool table! I had a LOT of fun writing this one...those gods need to not be so hasty.