Weekend Writing Warriors #3


On to my 3rd 8-sentence snippet ofย Night’s Treasure for Weekend Writing Warriors! This is a snippet of a conversation between Morpheus, the god of dreams, and his daughter Poppy.

– 3rd Snippet Night’s Treasure

“No one can accuse Hermes of theatricality,” Morpheus snorted in amusement.

The woman laughed, her voice lovely and airy but human like Sophy’s.

“At least he’s not so bad as Eros, forever playing tricks on everyone,” she stated. “And I would gladly take Hermes’ theatricalities and flirtations before having to endure Dionysus’ breath. He reeks of sour grapes!”

Morpheus laughed. “Fermented grapes, my dear,” he corrected her.

“Fermented or sour, he smells disgusting!”

– End Snippet –

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About Katie St. John-Shin

I believe in living life and not letting it pass you by. I mean, come on, if you really want to do something but don't have the courage to do it so you let the opportunity disappear, you may regret it for the rest of your life. How can you know what you're capable of unless you go for it? Like every writer, I naturally plan on becoming a world-famous writer. I love reading, writing, fitness, coffee, watching my favorite movies/shows, listening to music, and trying new things even if they're sometimes terrifying. I'm a stay-at-home mom, a writer, and a POP Pilates instructor. I didn't think I'd succeed at that last one but I did it! I confronted my fears, dealt with things I didn't want to deal with, and completed the training! POP Pilates classes are coming soon to mid-Nebraska!
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14 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors #3

  1. Love the characters! And the dialogue is great ๐Ÿ™‚ A good twist on gods. Great snippet!

  2. I actually looked these gods up on Wikipedia XD I used to be very into Greek mythology as a teen. This is cute :3 The characters are very likable, and I love Morpheus’ sense of humor, and then his daughter’s dismissal of it XD It’s a cool concept to think of the Greek gods gossiping like humans. I imagine there was lots to gossip about given Greek mythology. Looking forward to next week ^^

    • hehehe That’s awesome that you looked the gods up! If you want a lot of info on them, http://www.theoi.com is the place to go. Before I found Theoi.com I scoured Wikipedia for every scrap of information I could find for the lesser known gods. I was such a nerd as a kid that I thought my dad’s 2 interactive encyclopedia discs for our IBM were games. I knew they were encyclopedias but I had so much fun learning about Greek mythology that I’d literally spend hours “playing” with the encyclopedias looking up info, printing it, watching videos of it all, looking at the pics. hehe Nerd Alert! lol

      I always thought it was interesting that the Greek gods were so human. The men seemed to be driven by inordinate amounts of testosterone and they could be shamed and get on the defensive and act without thinking. Of course, because of that you wouldn’t want to point out their failings or you might get turned into a spider. Too awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. ๐Ÿ™‚ “sour grapes” I like it! I feel the same way about “dry” wine. Can’t they just call it “bitter” and be done with it. lol. Very smooth dialogue…Good 8.

    • Yeah, I don’t have much taste for red wine. I see why they describe it as “dry” though – because it makes my mouth pucker and scream for water! It’s as if it strips the moisture from my tongue and then I can’t produce any saliva. But, yeah, it’s just another word for “bitter” it seems. hehe

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Sour grapes vs fermented grapes? I’ll take fermented every time, ha! Fun repartee!

  5. A different but fun little conversation among the gods, enjoyed this snippet!

  6. burnsmillie says:

    Nothing worse than stinky Dionysus breath…funny : )

  7. A delightful take on the Greek gods.

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