Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gotta love the classics

I seem to have inadvertently written a children's book today, based loosely on an old Sumerian myth, Inanna's Descent to the Underworld.  In order to get through the seven gates to reach the throne of Her sister Ereshkigal, Inanna has to remove a piece of clothing or jewellery at each gate.

With that in mind, it gives Me great pleasure to introduce:

 Inanna and the Very, Very, Very Rainy Day


In this sad tale, Inanna has to walk from the bus stop through a torrent of rain and hail, while thunder mutters in the treetops and distant lightning illuminates the clouds.  Upon arriving home, She removes seven pieces of clothing and jewellery, liberally applies a blow dryer to Her drenched hair, dons much dryer vestments and sits down for a nice cup of tea.

The. End.

(Next up:  The Twelve Subcontractors of Hercules, wherein Zeus's kid bites off more than he can chew when he offers to build Athena a new sewing room.)