It’s All Greek To Me

© Momtheobscure
© Momtheobscure

Sheila pointed to the large carving of a man on the rocky outcropping. “And who is that?”

Aleksander smiled, “Ah, that is the mighty Atlas. He held up the bridge for the Athenian army when they invaded Thrace during the Peloponnesian War.”

“I thought Zeus commanded Atlas to hold up the heavens after the Titanomachy,” frowned Sheila, paging through her book on Greek history and mythology.

“Well uh… yes, of course. Eventually.” said Alexsander. “But holding up the heavens is difficult. One must work up to such things. He started with bridges.”

“And wasn’t the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta?”

“Now, who are you to believe?” asked Alexsander holding out his hands. “A silly book or your guide?”

Sheila turned to her sister Sandy. “Which agency did you say you used to find this guy?”

“Oh, no I found him on a bench at the train station,” smiled Sandy. “He said he’d show us around for nothing more than the cost of lunch. Isn’t that a bargain?”

“Sandy,” said Sheila shaking her head. “You hired a local homeless man, not a tour guide.”

Word Count: 185

[This is my entry this week into the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge, hosted by Priceless Joy. A photo prompt is given and writers are encouraged to create a short story of 100 – 150 words, + or – 25 words.]




25 thoughts on “It’s All Greek To Me

  1. Lol very funny. You know though, they did something good. I’m sure the homeless man enjoyed the company and having two woman to show around and tell people stuff, who were believing him for awhile. Not to mention lunch! It’s funny her sister fell for it, but it’s not a big cost to feed a guy for lunch 🙂


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