EXERCISE Myth-take Challenge #36

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Lstorm, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Myths and legends could be said to be the prototypes of modern novels. They are stories in their own right, tales that were passed on for generations. Even today, some elements from the old myths remain in our stories and occasionally, they serve as inspiration.

    This week’s mythical element is: Longinus
    In Christian Mythology, after Jesus Christ had been crucified, the Romans visited him to make his death faster. Finding that he was already dead, a nameless soldier stabbed Jesus Christ's side to make sure that the son of God has indeed departed from this world. Although the Bible does not name this soldier, a small circle of legends has sprung up around him and he is even considered to be a Saint. There are many different legends about him, such as he was a blind Roman soldier who was cured by the blood of Jesus or that he was the man who proclaimed during Jesus' crucification "In truth, this man was son of God."
    Your challenge is to write a story that incorporates your own take on this mythical element. The genre and setting of the story does not matter as long as the element remains recognisable.