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No. It’s all Greek to me.

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The Tragedy of a Greek Mother. By C A Middleton © 2017

My dearest Achilles,
I write to you with most haste.
I fear if you carry on so dangerously
Your dip in the Styx will be a waste.

You forget the prophesy
I was told before your birth:
You risk a violent death, my dear.
Have a little more self-worth!

I send to thee some bronze socks,
To cover your dodgy heel.
They are not a fashion accessory, but
The price was quite a steal.

Wear them well my dearest son,
In war and also sport.
Zeus says he might wear a pair
Next time he holds court.

Well, I must go now, dearest son,
The nereids are giving my head a ache.
Remember what I told you son,
There is very much at stake.

Your loving mother,

Thetis.

Xxxxxxxxxxxx

Dear Mitera,

I regret to inform that those socks
Don’t fit my bulging calves.
Giving all and everyone
Far too many laughs.

Their style is so yesteryear,
The cut is for a child;
Not for a seasoned warrior
Who is happier in the wild.

You worry much of prophesy!
I’m too strong for any man.
Please cease this constant nagging,
Dear lady, If it all you can.

Anywho, I’m off to Troy!
It should be over swift.
I return your silly socks, but
Thank you for the gift.

Your Near-Immortal son, Achilles.

 

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I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

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