Changing Fortune

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
Photo Prompt © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it. Lightning flashed across the sky and he howled in response. The humans showed their displeasure by rapping a stick across the ridge of his back. Instead of cowering him, the beating strengthened his resolve to change his fortune. Life had been perfect with the old man – but old men could not live forever. He had never liked the son: his meaness was always below the surface, bubbling to get out. Living on the street would be preferable to living with a human who did not respect animals. His chance for escape came sooner than expected thanks to bar laws and inexperience in tying knots.

mondays-finish-the-story© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This story was inspired by Mondays Finish the Story. Each week bloggers are encouraged to write a story of 100-150 words based on a photo prompt and sentence starter)


19 thoughts on “Changing Fortune

  1. Not sure what to make of that scenario Colline, definitely open for imagination.
    Reminds me of a scene of the Gods playing chess, with the miniscule pieces being man.


    1. Your suggestion was the first to come to mind, Ian, when I saw the prompt. However I wanted to suggest something a little different – which made me think of man’s best friend 🙂

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