But no matter. Like Glinda the Good or an elderly catholic priest, Our Lady Antimony is offering us the chance to redeem ourselves.
Yes, dear friends, 7 August marks the launch of the #7Virtues blog challenge. There are some great writers taking part and I encourage you to take the tour.
This time round, I've decided have a theme. My rekindled love affair with Greek Mythology and Classical Civilisations continues to flare brightly (as seen by the my earlier blog post. It will therefore be my pleasure to bring you a daily heavenly virtue encased in the 100 word long pagan body of a Greek Myth. Wheeee! And today I bring you...
CHASTITY: The Tale of Apollo and Daphne
It’s cool in the shade of the laurel. I wrap my arms around your slender trunk and close my eyes against the bright glare of the sky. Was it worth it Daphne? Rooted here, insensate, just to escape my touch. I’m the sun, my love. I could have fired your blood, made your senses blaze. Set you on fire.
I still can.
Stepping back, I press one aromatic leaf against my lips. A breeze caresses your sweet branches, stirring your as I could not. You call this chastity? I smile as you turn to ashes at my feet.
You can a quick summary of the Apollo and Daphne story at the Theoi Greek Mythology website, or by heading over to the Perseus Project and reading some of the early versions of the myth, told by authors like Parthenius or Ovid.
A Chorus of Heavenly Virtues
Now you've read mine, take the tour. Go on, improve yourself. Nibble on some bite-size goodness, it's good for the soul. You can find a delicious menu by clicking through to these virtuous creatures:
David A Ludwig, Bryce Daniels AKA Poet, Lissa Bilyk, Rebecca T. Little, Rosie Lane, Jamila Jamison, Rebecca Clare Smith, Amy Romine, The Gorm, brainhazewp, Surfing Madness, Glitterlady, JC Kitty, Zade Forrest, Emilia Quill, Kathy, Jeffrey Hollar