A Poor Woman's PenelopiadAnd just like that, he falls asleep. I want to let him sleep, but oh, such questions in my mind.A Poor Woman's Penelopiad by RubyFalls
"Odysseus?" I whisper, barely making a sound.
He doesn't move. I suppose it's just as well. Bless him, he's such a bother when he's grouchy and hasn't had his eight hours. I gaze at him fondly, letting the love wash over me.
And yet, something holds me back from feeling that pure love. I can't place it. Anger? Discomfort? Tiredness? Wise Athena, help me find the word. There it is. Doubt.
This wasn't supposed to happen. This was not part of the plan. He was supposed to return. He was supposed to fix everything. He was supposed to make everything perfect again.
And yet, I don't think that everything is perfect. No, Penelope. Be assertive. See if it actually works this time. Everything isn't perfect. Odysseus killed those horrible men. I wasn't keen on him disposing of those maids, but I have to trust his judgment. Right? That's what a wife does. No, it's not. I'm o
The Scream--EkphrasticI feel myselfThe Scream--Ekphrastic by RubyFalls
Rivers of blood
from my ears.
I am weakened,
but I must hold firm
against this agony.
I grip my hands
to my throbbing temples,
summoning the last of my voice.
"Turn that rock music down,
ya damn kids!"
Mary ShelleyThere once was a lady named MaryMary Shelley by RubyFalls
whose life was depressing and scary.
Her name became divine
when she penned Frankenstein.
Did she wind up happy? Not very.
HerculesBody-Builder Murders Wife and ChildrenHercules by RubyFalls
By Ruby Falls | The Delphi Oracle
THEBES--Hercules Andreas-a popular local body-builder, wrestler, and hair care revolutionary-has been convicted as the murderer of his wife Megan Andreas and his two small children. The trial is finally at its end.
Hercules was known as a rather average person before the murders. Neighbors said that he was helpful and polite, almost to a fault. Despite his kind and giving nature, he was prone to fits of anger. "We didn't think anything of his temper at the time," said Lyta Theseus, next-door neighbor of the Andreas family. "I suppose that we should have seen the signs. Yelling at the sun and strangling snakes simply aren't normal things to do. At least he's locked up now."
Theseus found the victims shortly after the murders took place. She reported no signs of a struggle. "It was as if someone had lost it completely, slain Meg and the kids, and run away as fast as possible." This has been determined to be exactly