Times Are Changing


Investigator Melina Eliopoulos looked for clues. Above her a statue of Athena loomed atop a tall plinth. Nearby, her partner Kyros Nicolaides sighed, “Do you really believe her?”

“Sure I do,” said Melina. “Politos is a powerful politician. We’ve known for years that he’s forced himself upon young women. We just never found enough proof to beat his tricky lawyers.”

“That’s true but…”

“And even though the American looks pretty and delicate, she’s a hand-to-hand combat specialist. It’s no surprise Politos’ face needed reconstruction.”

“Right. We’ve got the proof to convict the bastard too. So why are we here?”

“You mean you don’t believe the actual goddess Athena stood by her and encouraged her to fight back? That even Politis’ lawyers couldn’t help him this time?”

“Exactly. The Gods are gone.”

Melina looked up to see mud on the feet of Athena’s statue. “Who knows? Maybe times are changing.”
Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2017/11/11/athens-greece/

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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14 Responses to Times Are Changing

  1. One can certainly hope times are changing. Lord knows the Gods of War have had their day. Nicely done, Eric.

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  2. James says:

    Apparently Athena knows how to kick @ss or at least how to encourage another woman to do it.

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  3. pennygadd51 says:

    Dear Eric
    Your story made me smile. It would be nice to think that Athene would take sides to defend women threatened with rape.
    It would be even nicer, though, if men stopped raping women period.

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  4. k rawson says:

    I am always so delighted with your knack of weaving the topical with the prompt and giving it an imaginative spin, This tale is no exception. I love the thought of Athena kicking ass.

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  5. Lyn says:

    Athena’s spear? Hmmm…I’m thinking brochette!

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  6. draliman says:

    I’d have loved to see his face when Athena suddenly leapt down and smacked his face in 🙂

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