A boy is born, fated to be one who brings strife. Two sons seek to outrun a family curse. A wife is spared the grisly fates of her husband and son...only if she will marry the one who committed the atrocities. A daughter is saved from certain death...by judgy ducks. These are the stories of the names that would go down in legend: Odysseus, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Clytemnestra, and Penelope, and their lives before the event that would make them all famous: the Trojan War.
The creature this week is a dragon who is living his best life in Ireland.
"Lakkalia" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Last Lights" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Children by the Creek" by Chad Crouch
"Barefoot" by Chad Crouch
"Song Sparrow Serenade" by Chad Crouch
"Headwaters" by Chad Crouch
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Leda and the Swan by W.B. Yeats
A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.
How can those terrified vague fingers push
The feathered glory from her loosening thighs?
And how can body, laid in that white rush,
But feel the strange heart beating where it lies?
A shudder in the loins engenders there
The broken wall, the burning roof and tower
And Agamemnon dead.
Being so caught up,
So mastered by the brute blood of the air,
Did she put on his knowledge with his power
Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?
There is the mention of sexual assault. That's really it. An older man finds a young girl alone at home. We don't delve into detail, but it's there.