Flash Fiction – Jealous

I’ve had more fun than I expected with this week’s flash fiction prompt by The Book Blogger. His chosen music as the basis of our one hundred word fiction is Jealous by Labrinth.

I admit to divine help from a wonderful website that makes sense of Greek mythology. The pictures below are courtesy of greekmythology.com a click on them will take you to the relevant link.

Jealous

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Zeus! Stop polishing your lighting rods and get down to earth.’

‘Hera, sweet wife, don’t yell. Remember, I’m king of the gods. What if a mere mortal hears?’

 

 

 

‘Well it’s a fine time to start worrying what folk think. All your affairs make me a laughing stock. I’ve got news for you, my friend Argos is watching your antics now.’

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What, the freaky sneaky giant with a hundred eyes? He always keeps at least one open and never sleeps!’

 

 

 

 

‘That’s right; storm off to throw angry thunderbolts.’

Beautiful Hera softly sobbed, ‘I’m jealous of the way you’re happy without me.’

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Footnote: The photo above, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic, proves I tell the truth. When Hera dicovered a foul plot had killed her friend she transferred the hundred eyes of Argos to the tail of a peacock to honour him forever.

For more lighthearted insight I recommend Theseus & the Mother-in-Law and Other Myths & Legends by Ekaterina Botziou.

Participants in the flash fiction foray have until next Monday to post their entries, you can take a look by following this link:

https://thebookblogger2014.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/jealous-fff30/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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