Wednesday, 3 June 2015


This is a light hearted take on the amorous escapades of Zeus

From his seat on Mount Olympus, Zeus watched his kingdom. Today his gaze was trained on the nymph Nysa. After a few days of pursuit she had fallen for his charm. "You still have it, old man!" thought Zeus as he surveyed his reflection on his thunderbolt. He looked around, "Hera is nowhere in sight. Talk about luck." He quietly started to make a move when a hand grabbed him by the shoulder.

"Don't even think about it!"

Ares, the god of war, his son. "Now where did he come from."

"I know what's going through your mind. Don't think that I have not noticed you cavorting with that nymph."

"Ares, please go bother someone else. This doesn't concern you."

"I have had enough of your Hercules, Persues and their likes to last me a lifetime..and I am immortal" thundered Ares.

"I couldn't stand another tv show or movie of one of your sons where I have to play the villain or even worse - the sidekick."

"The kid has a point" Zeus reluctantly admitted to himself.

"Which fool invented the television...a man cannot have a secret life anymore." If Hera came to know...Hell hath no greater fury than a woman scorned, but one scorned in primetime television...Zeus shuddered at the prospect. Nysa would have to wait.