Writing Prompt: Those Darned Greek Gods

THOSE POOR GREEK GODS. IT’S BEEN EONS SINCE ANYONE’S SO MUCH AS LIT A sacrificial fire in one of their names! Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena—they’ve got nothing to do now but loll around on pillow-y clouds watching AMERICAN GLADIATORS.

But what if one of the bored pantheon peered down, spotted a mere mortal struggling to accomplish a mundane task—breaking up with a boyfriend? paper-training a puppy?—and decided to offer an (immortal) hand?gods-war

Writing Prompt

Write about it in two scenes: Scene A details the entrance of the hoping-to-be-helpful god or goddess interrupting the mortal while she attempts to accomplish her task. Scene B reveals the (predictably terrible) outcome of the god(ess)’s “assistance.”

Extra credit? Write what happens between A and B!

Rick Riordan, author of the PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS series, created Meet the Greek Gods, where you’ll find plenty of juicy pantheon gossip to light your fire.

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