For honour

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it. But his wrath was not his alone, King Meidias was enraged. With a ferocious bark he upturned the banquet table, how had this happen? How had King Odaenathus found his Achilles heel, the one thing he could not forgive.

Odaenathus had lured them in under the guise of a peace treaty banquet. Alas, whilst they feasted his daughter Pericaliya had been defiled by Gallus a slave.

He had known Odaenathus had a treacherous nature, but longing to uphold the oath sworn by their fathers, he had ignored his instincts. Curse his noble heart!

Come tomorrow they would march into war, death would be their fate for Odaenathus’s  army outnumbered his by thousands but to ignore the injustice done him would be to shame his ancestors. Odaenathus could have his lands but never his honour.

Meidias prayed Zeus was angered on his behalf, then he might grant him victory.


In response to the mondaysfinishthestory flash fiction challenge hosted by Barbara. The picture and the first sentence are provided and you have to complete the story in 100- 150 words. Click on the link to read others stories.

Thanks Barbara for hosting it and for the picture.

Thank you all for stopping by.

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