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.
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.’
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.’
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: