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Title: The Kindly Ones
Fandom: Aeschylus, Oresteia
Length: 26 words
Content notes: no warnings apply.
Author notes: written for the Kindness challenge at fan_flashworks; this one is for [personal profile] kalypso
Summary: What happens next?



Goddess Athena
renames them Eumenides,
offers them red robes, a shrine.

Deep in their new home
under the earth of Athens,
the Furies mutter and growl.



Technical note: The website Shadow Poetry defines sedoka as "an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives.
A katauta is an unrhymed three-line poem the following syllable counts: 5/7/7."




Also posted at http://fengirl88.dreamwidth.org/169913.html with comment count unavailable comments.

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being_here
Dec. 21st, 2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
Beautiful.
fengirl88
Dec. 21st, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
thank you! I'm glad it worked for you.
being_here
Dec. 21st, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
I might be reading it wrong, but to me, it seems that a red robe and a shrine can disguise a pretty effective cage.
fengirl88
Dec. 21st, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
I think that's Athena's intention, but I also think the Furies are not ultimately contained by it. *nods*
being_here
Dec. 21st, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
Yes - and once free from a cage... well.
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