Stories tagged “mythology”

  • It Shall Not End

    Across the Endless Ocean, Ala’s demons stepped back, knowing a moment’s fear. The King of Dragons, still wracked with pain, gained a short respite from his long torment. It was opportunity enough. The last ember of Azdjan’s soul explo...

  • Gaea and Children

    The Thunder ran through the house like a hyperactive two-year old. Which, of course, he was. Gaea looked up sharply, causing the mountain she was working on fill with magma. “Thunder!” She yelled out. Yelling was the only way you could get ...

    • Author: Oy
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Who You Pray For

    She hadn’t expected any thing to appear just because she said a few choice words written down centuries before. Yet, he was practically a scroll come to life, a perfect blend of all the sketches and descriptions that she had ever seen. Four hoove...

    • Author: MrsMica
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • It's What's for Dinner

    Prometheus gets all the sympathy. Sure, he set himself up as some sort of hero to those humans, what with giving them fire and all. But trust me: They would have figured the whole burning thing out themselves, especially with Zeus hurling his lightning...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • It's What's for Dinner (Challenge Re-post)

    Prometheus gets all the sympathy. Sure, he set himself up as some sort of hero to those humans, what with giving them fire and all. But trust me: They would have figured the whole burning thing out themselves, especially with Zeus hurling his lightning...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • And Lethe Runs Wide

    Before Charon could whip his jet ski around for another pass, however, something changed. More to the point, someone coughed. His eyes flashed, once, as he scanned the masses. Thousands of souls milled around, as always. Most were losing interest in hi...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Poor Little Fool

    he’s got a scar on his forehead where his halo fell down and the moon shines down on this hollow town but I can’t see a thing eyes like a confessional, words that sting like bees I’ve told you things I never even dared to speak the on...

  • Seeing the Oracle

    For a moment, when I saw her, I froze. Then looking quickly at my feet, so I couldn’t stare, I mumbled a greeting. “Welcome,” her voice was musical, sweet, haunting. “You have something to inquire about.” I nodded, even t...

  • Epitaph for Jocasta

    Who was Jocasta, o Queen of Thebes? So Hast lived she, Image of beauty. The intelligence of the gods, The best of our lives Reasonable, to see Through the false prophet’s lies. O, but how grave for her To have lived in a tragedy Where the soothsayers...

    • Author: Clotifoth
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Libra? a Little Justice, Please

    Andromeda is chained to a chair! What have you been smoking? I know that’s what they taught you in school, and I shouldn’t hold it against you but I, Cassiopeia, would like to set the record straight. I am not now, nor have I ever been, boa...

  • Children of a Lesser Pantheon - The Risen

    Excito, meus liberi. The words were spoken, and they rose. Some were huge, terrible beasts. Others were small, almost weightless creatures. But they all bore one common trait. They had been animated by the gods. No, these gods were not the ones of lege...

    • Author: Phoenix
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Ritual

    His hood is pulled up, casting his face in shadow. The bus rolls to a stop in front of him, and he steps on board. He ignores the driver’s terse greeting. It’s not like he means it. Years of driving kids to school has turned this ritual int...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fire of Sky and Air

    “Ragnarok is coming.” Mani frowned at his sister, Sol, as she handed him the reins of the sun chariot. “How do you know?” To his surprise, she blushed. “My, you know, hasn’t started.” Mani stared at her blankly...

  • Fraction

    He’d woken me up and gotten me to come out of the camp cabin by throwing a rock at the window. I almost fell out of bed, it scared me so much. I was always on edge. We’d climbed up the grassy hill to the tallest point; you could see the ent...

  • Clash of the Tight Pants (Mature)

    Pussyass, the son of Zass, must battle mystical forces and the wrath of the Greek Pantheon to save his lover from Heinies, king of the underground club scene. Pussyass leads his army of go-go boys on a lust-filled and scantily clad quest to keep the un...

  • Somewhere Olympian Pt. 1

    In some corner of Olympus, Zeus, the god of gods, is angry. Well it would not be new, after Zeus has the gift of being angry at everything. After a time, Prometheus, arrives at the palace of the great god. For those who never heard of, is called Promet...

  • Somewhere Olympian Pt. 2

    “Father Zeus, what I did was give a free spirit to these beings. The free to believe and become able to do what is beyond his control. " “You were one of their biggest mistakes then Athena!” “If you think … But do not...

  • World Serpent

    I Sleep. Waiting. Under the ocean. Old and scarred and bitter, coiled in the deep and sunless dark. axe-age, sword-age, shields are cleft asunder, wind-age, wolf-age, before the world plunges headlong; no man will spare another Until the day the sky tu...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Centzon Totochtin

    “Como cien conejos” All the old guys roared with laughter. “Ánene, chúpele más, llega hasta los cuatrocientos” Guess I shouldn’t have taken that turn and gone so far away from the tourist route. My friend Emilio has be...

  • entrapment

    Eleven years of education slipped by without the slightest notice of my illiterate. I think – I think I might have just forgotten how to write. The words are mahjong tiles shoved into a box stored at the dusty recesses of my mind, forsake...

    • Author: Atropos
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Audio Log of the Ra's Embrace #131

    Brief high pitched noises. “All stations, status update.” “Engines at 85% capacity, my lord.” “Control is stable and still within acceptable trajectory, but corrections will require some time.” “Weapons ready i...

    • Author: Thoth
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 2. Tantalus of the Telephone

    Isolation lingers by me. I’m in a glass booth, surrounded by telephones. At least one of them begins ringing every 40 seconds or so. Sometimes many ring at once. I cannot reach any of them. Nobody is within earshot, but I can see multitudes just ...

  • 9. Finally, my Solo!

    Pride was something I never had much of, for my own part. I was proud of my parents, proud of my siblings and friends. I was always waiting for the moment I would do something worthy of praise. That moment still hasn’t come, and now in my after l...

  • 14. Persis Performs

    Dark stage. PERSIS appears in taffeta, ribbons in hair. Curtsy. Rainbow appears upstage and vanishes. PERSIS: Dark is the hope that Papa fears the most; Light is the scorching sun that blinds his eyes. When Mama holds him tightly, I despise Her tattere...

  • Shriek

    She accosted him on the sidewalk, as he was loading the last of his gear into the truck. He had just come from a client’s house, the last job of the day. He was loading his backpack sprayer when she slammed into him, nearly knocking him off his f...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5