Friday, 7 March 2014

Once upon an ancient time

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The nymph Echo loved to talk. One day, goddess Hera was seeking her husband Zeus who she suspected was having fun with some nymphs... Echo managed to warn them so they could escape. As a punishment, Hera took away Echo's voice, with the exception of the ability to repeat the last word said. The echo..
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Hera said to Echo:
You shall forfeit the use of that tongue with which you have betrayed me, except for that one purpose you are so fond of: reply. You shall still have the last word, but no power to speak first!

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One day, Echo saw and fell instantly in love with the beautiful young man Narcissus. He felt her presence and yelled "Who's there?" Echo repeated "Who's there?" Repeatedly..... Finally, she went and tried to hug him. "Leave me alone!" he shouted and left. She mourned until nothing more than an echo sound remained of her....

Maybe another day, I will tell you more about Narcissus, a fascinating character...:-) 
Hope you enjoyed the small dive into mythology today. Have a wonderful weekend, dear reader! 

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I am participating in a fun festival of words this week:-) This post is written for The Write Tribe Festival Of Wordswhich goes on from 2-8.March 

Today, Day 6, we were asked to write a story consisting of 55 words. Oh my, the art of constraining myself has really been tested:-) You can read more about the festival, and enjoy some of the other entries on the website. I am sure there will be a lot of good-reads today too: Day 6, 7. March: 55 on Friday


24 comments:

  1. That's a very interesting story, Eli! Enjoyed reading it! :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa! Happy you enjoyed it:-)

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  2. Have read this story before...but never in such a crisp manner..awesome:)

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  3. Enjoy the little dive nay the splash in mythology.

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    1. Yay, Kalpana, I'm so happy you enjoyed it:-)

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  4. Very interesting!
    55 words of fiction mixed with mythology!
    Nicely done :)

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  5. Very intersting and in fact informative 55er! Quite different :-)

    Richa

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    1. Thank you Richa, so happy you enjoyed it:-)

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  6. That was absolutely fascinating!! I enjoyed reading about the tale of echo. ♥

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    1. Thanks dear Kathy - I am so glad you enjoyed the tale:-)

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  7. I like Greek mythology and found this one enjoyable and creative for the prompt.

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    1. That makes two of us, Michelle:-) Thanks for your kind words:-)

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  8. Enjoyed the mythology and so beautifully narrated:)

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    1. Thank you so much:-) So happy you enjoyed it:-)

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  9. That was so interesting. Narcissus - the one who fell in love with his reflection, right?

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    1. Thank you Tulika:-) Yes, that is the one...:-)

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  10. I loooooooooooove Greek myths....I read them all as a child...

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    1. Great Alexandra:-) They are really something..:-) Hugs

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  11. This was lovely. Greek mythology is a favourite of mine and I adore how you crafted Echo's story..

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    1. Thank you dear Shailaja:-) Then we have have a favorite in common:-) Hugs your way

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  12. Eli, that was so wonderful.I felt so bad about Echo losing his voice, didn't know this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Eli, that was so wonderful.I felt so bad about Echo losing his voice, didn't know this one. Thanks for sharing.

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