Isn’t it funny, and sometimes fun, how quickly we become accustomed to expecting certain things to happen on certain days? In this case it’s Wednesday so it’s Friday Fictioneers time! I know it sounds odd but a wonderful thing none-the-less. Most especially if you’re a writer and/or a reader, a blogger, and love a challenge. That sums it up nicely.
For the writers in the group: Write an hundred word or less ‘flash fiction’ provided by a photo prompt. Sound interesting? Just click on the link and become a part of this fun group of writers. Rochelle, the wise and lovely hostess will provide all the information needed for you to begin. I encourage you to do so.
This weeks photo prompt brought to you by EL Appleby, copyright 2013
Quandry Of The Gods – When the muse departs you’re left with the results!
He looked down at his latest creation, his face a mask of supreme frustration!
“Hi Zu, what’s up?” Poseidon asked, still dripping from his morning swim as he popped up next to Zeus.
“Hey Po,” Zeus answered. “Its this ‘creature’ I’ve created.”
“Well I agree, rather … interesting.”
“I made him so the Platypus wouldn’t feel quite so, well, different.”
“Okay, Zu, that’s cool! So what’s the problem bro?”
“The thing is – how he sounds! Listen, the squealgruntroarhornal sound he makes is really weird!”
“Awesome, pure masterpiece of creativity! I love it! Are you ready for breakfast, I’m starving!”
Sometimes, you just gotta wonder about these things! Hope you enjoyed, have a great day!
67 thoughts on “Quandary of the Gods, Friday Fictioneers”
lol a very entertaining tale. the nicknames are pretty funny too. looks like Po couldn’t care less about the creature ^^
God this is good 🙂
Love this take on the prompt. I saw a stage drama. One of them, Hanuman (Indian mythology) had a cell phone. All the other gods forgot what they were doing and wanted one too!
Thank you, Oh that is too funny, I love it!
Haha, very entertaining!
Thanks Valera, glad it made you chuckle! 🙂
Let me try that again. I got your name wrong, just realized it as I hit the post comment button. Thanks Valerie. I have a friend named Valera and my fingers just typed it right out without my thinking about it! Sorry about that! 🙂
Wonderful! I loved this dialogue between the Gods – and you are the 1st I have read that even considered what kind of sound this creature would make, banned from the next world cup I reckon!
Thank you! It just came to mind, in fact the whole family here, several children, a teenager and a few adults, had a hilarious time trying to come up with the sounds this creature would make, great fun! 🙂
That’s a nice family activity 😉
It was fun! 🙂
That would be quite an experience to hear. I love the indifference of the gods: “hey cool, now let’s go get breakfast.” 🙂
You know David, when you think about the mythology of the gods in history, that’s obviously the attitude they had, only spoken in a more formal language, but quite dismissive (mostly) of mortals such as we and other creations! 🙂
Yeah, they weren’t that nice sometimes.
Nice. Fun. And entertaining. Three cheers!
Thank you Jules!
Hmmm … the mythical element. This works and funny, too! Nice, Penny!
Thank you! 🙂
How utterly creative 🙂
Thanks Celestine, a total “hoot” to approach mythology from this very silly perspective! 🙂
Gave me a good chuckle!
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
It was fun, I can actually see it in my minds eye, totally updated take on the Gods interactions! 🙂 xo
This is genuinely an out of box take.
All that creativity before breakfast? Hadta be a superhuman effort….
ha,ha, Love it!
I really enjoyed this story.
“Hey Zu!” “Hey Po” “What’s the problem bro?”
That’s quite a change from the usual formal Shakespearean monologue we read about and watch on TV.
Thank you! I agree, definitely a change of pace in the terminology of things! 🙂
I love this idea – and the comparison to the platypus was hilarious. It makes you wonder what kind of animal you’d come up with if you had the chance.
Thank you. Wow, now there’s a thought to ponder!
AnElephantCant help thinking
God made a kangaroo and he made an ant
He made a giraffe
And thought that’s daft
Then made the perfect Elephant
We are in complete agreement here! 🙂 xo
lol. The contemporary Gods:) a humorous take:)
Thanks, most definitely fun to write this one! 🙂
This is great how the two gods talk with each other…. “what’s the problem bro” … but, hey, with immortality, you get really familiar after all those years!
I think you’re right. Now they just “hang” together! 🙂
hahah.. funny 🙂
Thank you, glad I tickled your funny bone! 🙂
Zu and Po. LOL what a hoot. Another good one Penny 😀
Thanks Lyn, fun to play around with the gods! 🙂
Funny, but I hope breakfast wasn’t about to be the new creation!
There’s a thought .. with the gods all things are possible or impossible possible, one might say!
Haha! That was cute. Hugs Paula xx
Hi Paula, lots of fun to write too! Thank you, 🙂 xx
Fun read Penny. It sounds like an irreversible process. 🙂
It does indeed! 🙂
Glad the Gods got it right in the end… what a weird looking animal…
That’s an understatement for sure, Bulldog,lol
Hi Penny, just loved the dialogue, godspeak!
Great idea and great story, made me smile
Thank you Dee, I’m pleased to have made you smile!
Penny, I love the casual conversation of the gods. In the myths, they’re always rather pompous and much like small children with big powers. Glad to see them in a more relaxed state! Lots of fun!!
Thank you Janet, it was fun, and your description (pompous and like small children with big powers) reminds me of some I read about in the news today (unfortunately)!
Amusing little tale! It made me smile.
Thank you Hannah, that was the goal, I am glad your smiled! 🙂
Love the dialogue. Life would be so boring without the unusual
Thank you and yes it would!
Amusing and clever. Good balance. You made me cry and then you made me laugh.
I’m much happier leaving you with laughter Rochelle! 🙂 xx
I think I hear that sound he makes.
I’ve tried but just can’t envision it! lol
Haha, fantastic, a slap dash bit of Godly creation. I’m hungry now, Po ans Zu, proper blokes nicknames they are.
Well I determined that in modern day “the Gods of it all” would certainly be more “kickback” and have a more indifferent attitude about their creations (or perhaps they always have, now that I think about it!) lol. Thank’s SteJ!
I love the way the gods talk to each other. Such a fun post.
Thanks Alastair, lightening up a bit after the last post, lol!
It is one extreme to the other 🙂 I’m off for the evening. See if I can help my back to heal. Have a good day Penny. Hugs and love to you and your family.
Thanks Alastair, much love back to you and yours, hoping you get a good night’s rest and your back feels a little better in the morning! 🙂 xo
Thank you Penny. It feels a little better this morning