Another Goddess Born

September 12, 2011
By MidnightNow1127 GOLD, Brentwood, California
MidnightNow1127 GOLD, Brentwood, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Christus nos liberavit!"


Prologue


“Lord Hermes! Messenger of the gods! I summon you!” Her voice rang out over the empty land. A supernova as bright as the sun appeared a few feet away, making the starry night as bright as day. The god Hermes, dressed in his white toga and winged sandals, stepped up to greet her.

“Ah, Calypso!” he said. “I wondered when I’d be hearing from you.” She ignored his mocking “hello.”

“I have a package that must be delivered, Hermes,” Calypso said in a hushed voice.

“Obviously, otherwise you wouldn’t have summoned me.” She turned toward the willow tree behind her. The package was wrapped in soft cloth, like a cloud. Calypso picked it up with loving arms and placed it in the hands of Hermes.

“Take good care of my package, Hermes. It must reach its destination safely, unmarred – or else.” Hermes looked at the package, and his heart softened.

“And where might the destination be?” he asked.

“I hate to give it such a fate, but the destination is a place of no family.”

“An orphanage?”

“Yes.”

“Where?”

“The east coast. Anywhere along the east coast. Close to Camp Half-Blood, but far enough away so that she may grow up without being discovered by them or monsters,” she replied.

“But why don’t you let her grow up here, on Ogygia?” Calypso chuckled.

“Dear Hermes, what a terrible fate: to grow up on a mystical island where men mysteriously wash up on shore, then to see her own mother become star-struck with love. And then to have to comfort her for years following because the men she loved could not stay. No, Hermes. To be trapped on this island is alone my fate. I will not share it with anyone else…” Calypso looked away. “However much I long to.”

“Does the package have a name?” Calypso looked at the package with love.

“Alexandra.”

“Alexandra?” Hermes clarified. Calypso nodded.

“Alexandra Pierce.”


The author's comments:
I really enjoyed the percy Jackson books and decided to add one of my own :) I don't know much about Greek mythology, so please feel free to give input and information!

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zulal88 BRONZE said...
on Oct. 16 at 10:02 pm
zulal88 BRONZE, Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“You think my first instinct is to protect you. Because you're small, or a girl, or a Stiff. But you're wrong."

He leans his face close to mine and wraps his fingers around my chin. His hand smells like metal. When was the last time he held a gun, or a knife? My skin tingles at the point of contact, like he's transmitting electricity through his skin.

"My first instinct is to push you until you break, just to see how hard I have to press." he says, his fingers squeezing at the word break. My body tenses at the edge in his voice, so I am coiled as tight as a spring, and I forget to breathe.

His dark eyes lifting to mine, he adds, "But I resist it."

"Why..." I swallow hard. "Why is that your first instinct?"

"Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up. I've seen it. It's fascinating." He releases me but doesn't pull away, his hand grazing my jaw, my neck. "Sometimes I just want to see it again. Want to see you awake.”

Very sorry, but who is Pierce? Please tag me!

HuntShot732 said...
on Oct. 1 2015 at 2:34 pm
HuntShot732, Thornton, Colorado
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This is great! My only question is, who is the dad? Will we find out?

Acastillo GOLD said...
on Oct. 14 2011 at 4:15 pm
Acastillo GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Just because you have flaws, doesn't mean you aren't beautiful ~Zayn Malik

You can click on my name and it will take you to my profile. On my profile you will see my work and my poem should be there

on Sep. 22 2011 at 11:31 am
MidnightNow1127 GOLD, Brentwood, California
12 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Christus nos liberavit!"

Thank you. I love British accents too! And absolutely. What's your poem called?

Acastillo GOLD said...
on Sep. 21 2011 at 9:54 pm
Acastillo GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
11 articles 0 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just because you have flaws, doesn't mean you aren't beautiful ~Zayn Malik

Nice job, you really did a good job at capturing the mood and I love British accents!:) Also, can you look at my poem because it is also about Percy Jackson

on Sep. 21 2011 at 6:10 pm
MidnightNow1127 GOLD, Brentwood, California
12 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Christus nos liberavit!"

I'm not exactly sure why, but when I wrote this, I imagined Calypso having a soft British accent.


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