fairest, a helen/paris mythfic, pg-13
(written for cate)
aphrodite discovers she has some competition for ‘woman of the year’, and isn’t above encouraging some immoral behavior in order to win. helen sparta is a woman who seems to have it all — but knows something is missing. paris alexander is the hottest columnist in town, and doesn’t hesitate to use his charm to get what he wants. one of the world’s most infamous affairs may lead to future havoc…
Looking at her, as she tried to make herself smaller, tried vainly to dim the light and pain that were so plainly obvious to his eye, made his hands itch. His body said it knew her, knew the warmth of her skin and the soft curves beneath the modest dress and shawl. He shifted his legs beneath the table, his knee bumping hers, and he saw the way she instantly stiffened, the shiver that crossed her face. (7,867 words)
best laid plans, a hades/persephone mythfic, pg
(written for anonymous)
a serious conversation in an empty park.
No matter how gentle he tried to be, it seemed he was forever bruising her. Perhaps her mother was right—he was too fundamentally hard and unchangeable, she too soft and bright; he was like an ice-hot iron that could only scorch and cause pain. (1,831 words)
- NOTE FOR CLARIFICATION: Obvious proof that Dionysius and Apollo have been here.
overdue, a hephaestus/hestia mythfic, pg
(written for Lauren.)
Hephaestus turns to the past — and the library — in the hope of finding answers.
This was far outside his element. He was a man of his hands, a man of strength and fire and metal. This place was fragile and flammable, imposing in its intellectual depths. Philosophies made him dizzy, economics left him cross-eyed, and political history turned his stomach inside out. He had always been content to leave the written word to Athena, the higher echelons of thought to the likes of Psyche. He stood on firm ground with hammer, anvil, and forge. (4,317 words)
a u m e m e: odysseus/penelope, hollywood stars
requested by marvel-grrl
touted as the next bogie and bacall, these silver screen powerhouses were as renowned for their devotion to each other and sizzling chemistry off-screen as they were for their stellar turns in celluloid worlds of fantasy.
Calypso’s Isle - Herbert James Draper (1863-1920)