Prometheus Unlimited – Mondays Finish the Story

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

Prometheus Unlimited

Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it. Hera had caught him with another mortal woman and wouldn’t stop shouting. Apollo has indigestion and it was causing sun spots. Ares started another war in the Middle-East. Worst of all, Prometheus got loose again and wasn’t satisfied with giving Humans fire. Now, he wanted to give Humans nuclear fusion, different from the dangerous nuclear fission. With that Humans would possess nearly unlimited, safe, clean power. They would become the equals of the Olympian Gods. Outrageous!

In a fit of pique, Zeus let loose hundreds of thunderbolts, venting his rage upon humanity.

Unbeknownst to him, one bolt bent just slightly and triggered a power surge in a little-known research facility.


David stared at the display with awe. “That’s it. It’s happening!”

“Sustainable fusion power!” cheered Tim.

A fellow with stunning good-looks and a toga preened behind them saying, “It was nothing, really.”

“Thank God!” crowed David.

Prometheus grinned. “I assume you’re thanking me?”
Author’s Notes:

Prometheus is best known for bringing fire to Humanity. Later, he was punished by Zeus to be chained to a rock, and have a giant eagle rip out his liver every day. Afterward he would heal with godly powers, and the next day the eagle would tear it out again. In some versions, Prometheus escaped.

Current nuclear facilities use fission and leave a lot of radioactive waste behind. If fusion could be managed it would be far less dangerous, and leave far less waste.

Each week on Monday, it’s time to finish the story. The photo from Barbara W. Beacham above is one prompt. The other is the opening sentence which is: “Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it.” Look here to see what other folks wrote:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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24 Responses to Prometheus Unlimited – Mondays Finish the Story

  1. babso2you says:

    I loved the story oh WordMaster! Nicely done and the ending was perfect! Be well, and thanks for the help on next week’s post! ^..^

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  2. Entertaining as always good sir…

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  3. That’s how they are – arrogant and self absorbed gods! Wonderful story! I also enjoyed learning about Prometheus and nuclear fusion.

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  4. ansumani says:

    A good dose of mythology and nuclear science all in a tiny story. Nicely done fun read.

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  5. Mara Fields says:

    Oh I was so pleased to see you had a piece for this prompt. I knew it would be good and was not disappointed. You are so skilled at saying so much, with so little. Plus, I giggled out loud. That’s good for my health.

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  6. OnChi says:

    Good for Promethius and his genius (and his stunning good looks!) 🙂 Great piece!

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  7. afairymind says:

    Great story! I love the mix of mythology and modern science. I wonder what punishment Zeus will dole out to Prometheus for this?

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  8. Informative with science stuff but entertaining to keep me reading, great stuff.

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  9. Superb!!! Innovative use of the prompt and I love how the gods outsmart each other!! Excellent writing as always, love the science angle and a very entertaining story.

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  10. Great story, love the way the gods give us everything we need while trying to destroy one another. Loved the combination of science and mythology. Amazing how we each have a specific preference that influences our writing.

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    • EagleAye says:

      The Gods are always bickering. That’s the way they do things. It is interesting how our interests influence what we write isn’t it? I can see it in everything I write. Thanks so much! 🙂


  11. Donna says:

    Awesome story. I like the mix of science and the gods.

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