PHOTO PROMPT – © Adam Ickes
‘Well, what do you think?’ he said.
She stamped a sandalled foot on the boards, ran a hand along the rail. ‘Seems sturdy enough.’
‘Well, of course it’s sturdy,’ he said. He watched his wife closely. ‘You don’t like it’
‘No, no, I love it. It’s just …’
‘What’s he going to think?’
‘Persephone, it’s just a tweak in his working conditions. He’s not actually losing his job.’
‘But maybe he liked the rowing …’
‘Gods! You try and help someone out -‘
‘Sssh. Here he is.’
‘Ah, Charon, my old pal. Surprise!’
This was a ‘what if’ story.
What if Hades, the Greek God of the Underworld, decided to embark on a building plan. What would he build? Well, one of the first things I’d do if I was him was build a ruddy great bridge across the Styx, save all that ferrying. I wonder how Charon the ferryman will take the news? We do all have to be flexible in today’s changing job market …