EXERCISE Myth-take Challenge #8

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Lstorm, Dec 15, 2014.

  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: David
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    In Christian mythology, David was born as nothing more than a mere shepard, yet he made his way to King Saul's court. Saul became envious of David's popularity and tried to assassinate him several times, but failed. After Saul's death, David became the king because of the support of the prophet Samuel. He is viewed as one of the greatest Jewish kings, but even he has human faults. He wanted to take one of his soldier's wives, so he betrayed the soldier, thus killing him indirectly. Even in his greatness, he commited sins, and that makes him all too human.

    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.
     
    #1 Lstorm, Dec 15, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014