Friday, August 3, 2012

WOE: The Race

Write On Edge prompt:  This week we had the choice of three Olympic-inspired prompts.  I chose 100 words on a conflict, competition, or game. 


The daughter of Narcissus, Ariana, challenged the god Apollo to a footrace. His laughter rolled across the land like thunder.  It amused him to accept, and the race was begun.  Apollo ran the swiftest, yet Ariana had planned. She had placed mirrors on the trees along the path. Apollo paused to admire his reflection, and Ariana ran past him. Each time Apollo raced to catch up with the maiden, another mirror appeared, and while he was transfixed by his radiance, Ariana won the race. 

Races are won by those who would use their brains as well as their feet.

13 comments:

  1. What a great little fable like piece. I love the simplicity and the lesson in it.

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    1. I was trying to go for a fable. Thank you!

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  2. now if you just cut that back to about 33 words you could use it for this weekend's trifextra :)

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  3. What a great little piece! Sort of like the tortoise and the hare. Good job and I agree with Carrie about the fable part of it.

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  4. I really like this. I love mythology, so this was a special treat. I like the new look.

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  5. This tale was a favorite of mine b back when I actively studied Greek/Roman mythology. And now the stories flow again. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Meaningful piece! Enjoyed the thought behind it and the lesson that could be learnt. I think mythology is quite fun!

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  7. I love the fable and the nod to greek mythology in an Olympic prompt. Ariana was a clever girl!

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  8. Nice take on the Hare and Tortoise too. :)

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