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FF – Wrath of the Gods

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was submitted by Courtney Wright from an anonymous source.

Heh. I started smiling the instant I saw this and within 5 minutes my story was all typed in. So you can probably guess it’s not one of those “cerebral” ones. You know, like the ones I never write.

Copyright anonymous, submitted by Courtney Wright


“Wow. Sure they’re Chaeron’s boots?”

“Verily. They were still smoking when I arrived.”

“You think Zeus finally zapped him for his blasphemy?”

“Maybe. Wait though, who’s this? Hey, it’s Chaeron!”

“It worked! My teleporter! It worked! It zapped me clear over the other side of the village! Left my boots behind. Needs a little adjustment.”

“Yeah, Chaeron. Sure it did. C’mon, Callinus, let’s go.”

“No, wait, it did work! I am all powerful! More powerful than even feeble Zeus! The gods will tremble…”

Zap! Bang! Fizz!

“What was that flash of light?”

“Dunno. Can you smell barbecue? I smell barbecue.”


  1. May 16, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Don’t push it, mortals! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. May 16, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    LOL!!! That was great!! It’s never a good idea to test the gods! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 17, 2018 at 6:55 am

      It’s not! He’s gone too far this time. I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. May 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Best not to mess with Zeus, he has a terrible temper.


    • May 17, 2018 at 6:56 am

      A terrible temper and lightning bolt fingers is a scary combination.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. May 16, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Ha ha – absolutely loved that! Thanks for giving me a good chuckle.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 17, 2018 at 6:57 am

      I’m glad it made you chuckle 🙂


  5. May 16, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    *Oops* Zeus wasn’t known for his patience. You gave me a smile and a laugh. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 17, 2018 at 6:59 am

      He can only be pushed so far. And that’s not far at all. I’m glad you liked it!


  6. May 17, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Yikes! Can’t decide who’s nuttier. Good fun, Ali.


  7. May 17, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Well, at least nobody can accuse the barbecue of tasting like shoe leather…


    • May 17, 2018 at 7:02 am

      It was nice of him not to be wearing his tough and chewy boots when it all kicked off.


  8. May 17, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Ha, someone got too big for his boots methinks

    Liked by 1 person

  9. May 17, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Well at least he was smoking hot when he went. Loved that last line.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 17, 2018 at 11:42 am

      Ha, he was indeed! I’m glad you liked it.


  10. May 17, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    LOL. Talk about a celebrity roast.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. May 17, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Hehe! Nothing is worse than angry Zeus😅


  12. May 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Funny stuff, well delivered punch line.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. May 17, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Never mess with Zeus… 😀 Great story.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. May 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Very creative. Great story.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. May 18, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Dear Ali,

    The secret’s in the sauce. 😉 Good one.




    • May 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      As soon as the other mortals have gone Zeus will be down to collect his lunch 🙂


  16. May 18, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Uh, oh. The lesson from this is to never make fun of anyone with a lightning bolt in his hand. 😀 — Suzanne


    • May 18, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Sadly, a lesson learned too late for our intrepid inventor 🙂


  17. Merbear74
    May 18, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Someone grab the napkins, greasy hands and whatnot. 🙂


    • May 18, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      Absolutely. Just because we’re eating one of the townsfolk, no need to behave like animals 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Merbear74
        May 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm

        Yes, that would just be tasteless, wouldn’t it? 🙂


  18. May 18, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    What a fun story 🙂 Zeus wins again!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. May 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Hilarious! Don’t brag too loudly. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 18, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      I think the word “feeble” sent him over the top 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!


  20. May 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Hilarious dialogue. He got carried away … and then got carried away. (haha) Well-done!

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 19, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      Ha, he did 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!


  21. May 18, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    I’m glad you saw the humor in those boots too. I started out trying my darnedest to come up with something thought-provoking. Didn’t work. This is grand.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 19, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      I can’t believe there weren’t more spontaneous combustion stories, that’s the first thing I saw 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!


  22. May 18, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Ha! Funny stuff!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. May 19, 2018 at 12:15 am


    Liked by 1 person

  24. May 19, 2018 at 6:19 am

    What fun, Ali! Definitely too big for his boots… He could not walk the talk… Not with Zeus waiting in the wings!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. May 19, 2018 at 10:07 am

    A simple message – don’t mess with Zeus!

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

      A message he learned too late, tragically!


  26. May 20, 2018 at 4:01 am

    LOL! Great cautionary tale!

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

      I’m glad you liked it! Never taunt a god with a lightning bolt.


  27. May 20, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Lots of fun in this, keep experimenting with the machine – mind you if your friends keep getting BBQ’ed then what?

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Zeus doesn’t like any challenges to his power, so I fear there is more zapping to be done!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. May 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I think in the end he was too big for his boots, eh?

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Ha, yes. I guess that’s why he left them behind when he “went”.


  29. May 20, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Most entertaining – and action packed ! Nice one.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. May 21, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Zeus didn’t like it. Enjoyable tale – Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 21, 2018 at 6:57 am

      He’s not known for his patience or forgiving nature 🙂


  31. May 21, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Hahaha! Exactly the kind of humour I enjoy. Sounds like the teleporter needed more than a little adjustment, unless one’s goal is to smoke oneself. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Sarah Ann
    May 21, 2018 at 11:44 am

    🙂 I’m very jealous you can write something so funny and fulsome in 5-minutes! Chaeron really should have been more careful about his boasting.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

      He should indeed!
      This was an easy story for me to write – humour and pure dialogue, no real thought was required 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sarah Ann
        May 21, 2018 at 12:17 pm

        Now you really are showing off 🙂


        • May 22, 2018 at 7:09 am

          On the other hand, I can’t write thought-provoking or flowery descriptive stuff at all 😦

          Liked by 1 person

          • Sarah Ann
            May 23, 2018 at 1:25 pm

            Bet you can, just give it a try. Maybe we need Rochelle/ someone else to suggest a genre/ style each week as well as provide the photo. Greater restrictions seem to channel my creativity.


            • May 23, 2018 at 1:48 pm

              I could have fun writing something truly awful, making it the best comedy ever!

              Liked by 1 person

  33. May 21, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Don’t mock Zeus.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. May 22, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    “More powerful than even feeble Zeus!” Too late to take back those words. He should have been more careful but now he’ll be busy not smoking himself up. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  35. gahlearner
    May 26, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Blasphemy is always dangerous. Fun story.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 27, 2018 at 6:32 am

      Especially back in those days when the gods were more “hands on”! I’m glad you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

  36. June 2, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Enjoyed… Never mock Zeus.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 3, 2018 at 6:15 am

      Of all the gods, he’s the once you have to be most careful of.

      Liked by 1 person

  37. June 7, 2018 at 6:03 am

    You have a great blog. Would you like to share your story on “What You Blog About”
    what motivated you to start this blog ?

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 7, 2018 at 7:15 am

      You already asked me that… 🙂


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