A wave of problems #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week is

Science is wonderful at theorising. The dinosaurs died out because of an asteroid strike off the coast of Mexico. Krakatoa’s appearance led to a mini ice age. And so on. When an exceptionally large Tsunami appeared in the middle of a previously docile Pacific the men of science scratched cue-ball pates and donned white coats as they called for satellite imagery to assist them in unpicking Mother Nature’s latest conundrum.
Meanwhile another mother was equally vexed.
‘Horace, where in all Olympus are you?’
Athena felt a thunderbolt itching along her fingers and closed her fist; it had been a long day and leaving Atlas in charge of their son was clearly not a success.
The hunky god put his head around the portal. ‘Hello darling. Home so soon?’
‘Have you seen what he’s gone and done now?’
Atlas maintained a smile of sorts but the volcanic look in his wife’s eyes suggested he might be wise to postpone the pie, pint and game of dead planet toss which he’d hoped she’d let him go to for a day’s child care. ‘He was outside with his chimera. He said he was teaching it to eat its tail.’
‘Well look over there, oh attentive father. See that world you bought him? Earth? See what he’s done?’
Atlas peered. ‘Is that…?’
‘Yes. Horace seems to have used that big ocean to bath his bloody pet. Can you begin to imagine the chaos? Uncle Zeus will go bonkers when he finds out. It’ll mean another week of bloody sacrifices and you know he’s allergic to burnt goat.’
‘Ah. Yes. Well… what should I do?’
‘I think this might be a good time to finish cleaning the Augean stables once and for all, don’t you?’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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27 Responses to A wave of problems #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Lol! His Geoffleship I wonder… are they really up there toying with us?

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    I wander what will happen next, these guys are having a ball
    ..well maybe not mum!

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  3. I love this lot, Geoff. They are always up to mischief 😆😆😆

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  4. You do realise you are maybe starting a whole new wing of mythology for the Earth? Starring Horace and accounting for EVERYTHING. Every time the earth trembles here I’ll be wondering what H is up to now……….. Exclamations of “Horace!!” will fill the air in place of the other commonly used nouns in moments of shock and horror and we will begin praying, and maybe even sacrificing, to Athena and Atlas so they keep their son under control. Give it a millennium and it’ll be the common religion and it will all be your doing………… Sigh!

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  5. I didn’t think I was going to finish reading this. I had to do some scientific research first. I’m better educated now so I finished it and laughed. Nothing has changed in the world of men, women and children over the eons. 🙂 Well done. This was a fun read. Pauline always says it so well. 😉

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  6. AJ.Dixon says:

    I love a good twist on the Olympains, and this did not disappoint! Witty and well-written, as ever! 😆

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