FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: Aphrodite’s Sister

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. BACK FROM A WINTER BREAK, HERE’S MY SHORT CONTRIBUTION…

Copyright-Dawn Q. Landau

Copyright-Dawn Q. Landau

Legends tell of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, born from the sea, but time has forgotten the tale of her sister. A siren of the sea luring men to their demise and mother to all mermaids. After trying to flood the earth to rule with Poseidon, Zeus punished the goddess with legs; she’s never to return to her watery home. On a clear night when the sea is calm you can hear her singing out the song of the mermaids from her pink box on the beach. A song that bears instructions for man’s watery demise.

—Mythology: 97 words—

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