EXERCISE Myth-take Challenge #37

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Lstorm, Sep 15, 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: The Ages of Man

    In Greek Mythology, mankind is said to have had different 'ages', or different peroids in which they lived according to different rules. According to the Greek mythos, in the Golden Age, people lived amongst the gods, they did not need to work for their food, they lived long lives and they were always youthful. As such, they died peacefully. During the Silver Age, though people lived long, they often warred with each other, not to mention they did not worship the gods, so Zeus destroyed them. Next came the Bronze Age, which was so violent that the men of this age warred themselves to extinction. After this came the Heroic Age, in which men lived in harmony with the gods and the greatest heroes of Greek Mythology were born. And at last, the current age is said to be the Iron Age, which is full with suffering and pain.
    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.