Inspired by Shadow Queen
You receive an invitation from Hades inviting you to the underworld for a chat.
Whether you place this in the current world, a fantasy world, or ancient times, think about how your character would respond to this request.
This is not good. Normal people don’t get letters from Hades demanding they meet him, do they?
Maybe I’m just special.
I tried to think back to all that I had done this past week.
I stole some ambrosia squares when i almost died.
I stabbed a Fury so I wouldn’t die.
I took a bath in the Styx so it was harder to die.
Listen, being a demigod is hard.
But all that hard work is for nothing. If Hades wa...
I’ve never seen a place that could exclude such luxury and comfort yet feel so unerving. Onyx black marble walls surrounded me and whispered warnings of their owner: “Careful,” they whispered, “upsetting him would destin worse then your demise”. Or perhaps those were just my own thoughts? Do the walls know what I think? Can they hear what I feel?! Are-Do they—
“I’ve seen you’ve made it, good.” Had...
Well….this can’t be good, I thought staring at the black and lightly smoking envelope in my hand, my name written in silver ink. I flipped it over and opened the flap, snapping the black and silver seal with Hades own insignia.
I slid out the thick black card inside. In the same silver ink all it said was:
*sounds of laughter and joy
“Raise your chalices!”
“My friends! Thank you for joining me today! as we celebrate yet, another battle won. I stand here by you all as a king who has united our entire country under one rule and that is mine. King Baal.
For generations prior kings have tried and failed. But I cannot leave out my countrymen who followed me in battle. Many times we’ve come face to fa...
The phone resting on the nightstand chirped and buzzed. Caleb ignored it in favor of his Tinder date. She was way too hot to be distracted from. Way hotter than his usual hookup, Brittany. Though that was unfair to Brittany she was as great girl who obviously had some personal stuff to figure out.
They got back to fumbling around in his undersized bed. The room was dim and as Caleb scaled down t...
Breathing daggers into the glass,she is faced with a hodge podge of colourful light from the other side that resembles an ink map drenched with seawater.
“Stuck in an aquarium…”she grumbles and ,flinging the embers of the melancholy desert around with her leather boots,she begins to scale the perimeter.Where she is stood the glass is thicker than the crust of the earth but if she traces with her f...
Thea’s father had only ever requested breakfast in her room twice before this morning. One was the ten year anniversary of her mother’s passing, before the ceremony and feast. Before the kingdom got a slice of their grief, they spent a quiet hour together as he recounted stories of her mother, her beauty, and the things Thea did that reminded the king of his bride.
The second time was the morning...
I have been overviewing your deeds and would like you to join me for brunch in the underworld on Thursday. There is no rescheduling available and you don't have an excuse to not attend. See you soon.
Hades - God of the Underworld
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”Why would he want me,” Zane wondered.
“I don't have a choice anyway I gues...
There was a curt knock on the door. I froze. I wasn’t expecting anyone, it was Sunday so there shouldn’t be a package coming and I hadn’t ordered takeout (even though I was dying for falafel). Then it happened again 3 sharp taps to my front door.
I smoothed my hair as I walked to the door and glanced through the peephole. A pale man with chiseled features and a flat expression stood on the oth...
I don’t know where I am.
Or how I got here.
But as I look down, I see I am bound to a metal chair. Iron bonds are clasped around my wrists, making it impossible to move. I squirm in the chair, trying my best to force the bonds off my hands, but it is impossible. I am trapped.
I can’t see anything. Just black.
I hope my eyes will adjust to it soon.
Suddenly , the feeling of my situation daw...
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