Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it. Lightning bolts flew about Olympus as he stormed from his chambers bellowing Hera’s name. He threw open Hera’s golden doors, finding her reclining on a divan, watching an image of Hercules fighting Hades’ skeletal warriors.
She smiled mischievously, “My dear I’ve been enjoying your son’s prowess. I think he might defeat Hades’ forces.”
“I knew you were behind this, only you hate Hercules this much. I forbid you to interfere in his life again.”
“Why? You are jealous of Hercules, his handsomeness, his physical prowess, admit it.”
“This is a dangerous game, Hera. I will defeat you.”
The goddess taunted, “Try, Zeus, and you will lose.”
Zeus left knowing the game was afoot and poor Hercules was the pawn. He loved his son but how he loved fighting with Hera more.
Word Count: 145
Written for the wonderful writing challenge, Mondays Finish the Story. Each Monday, Barbara Beacham posts a picture prompt, along with the first line of the story. The stories must be between 100-150 words and must include the given first line, shown in italics in the story.
Special thanks to Barbara Beacham for sharing her excellent photography skills to provide such challenging prompts. Check out the MFTS blog… some great short stories posted. https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/
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