50 Word Thursday — Gifts of the Gods


Since their human creations did not keep them as entertained as they used to with their many adventures and follies with the humans as unwitting victims of exploitation; and likewise, the humans did not trust the Gods and Goddesses or turn to them for assistance as much anymore, the Gods and Goddesses needed to find something to occupy their time. They chose gardening.

Mount Olympus became a giant floral extravaganza. Athena grew daisies; Apollo, sunflowers; Zeus grew many different flowers; Poseidon, waterlilies; Aphrodite, peonies; Hera, hosta; Ares, invasive species; Hades, mushrooms; Dionysus, grapes; Artemis, orchids; Hephaestus, cacti; Hermes, roses; Demeter was the coordinator of the gardens and made sure the plants were fertile; Hestia, groundcover plants; Tyche, berries of all kinds.

As a result of some surprising introspection, the Gods and Goddesses started placing some flowers and others products from their garden at their statues to give thanks to humans.
[150 words]

The End.

Kristian at Tales from the Mind of Kristian is this Thursday’s host of 50 Word Thursday

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Good one Li.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  2. selizabryangmailcom says:

    You have a lot of discipline to write so much! I’m envious……! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m retired so it gives me more time to write. Thank you for the compliment 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Sometimes I can’t wait for retirement, just for that reason, imagining myself spinning oodles of yarns all day long. Other times, though, I’m like, “Say what now? I can RETIRE in another 10 years? Where did my 40s and 50s go??!!”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The internal debate on whether to go back to work continues for me. You’ve got plenty of time to get there!

      Liked by 1 person

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