Voice Week is slowly drawing to a close with this second-last voice. Once again, I’ll provide the link to the Voice Week Homepage, where you can keep up with all the stories that other bloggers have been posting.
Readers who are in someway familiar with Greek mythology have already picked the story I am telling, so well done! I hope you enjoy today’s voice.
Part One can be found here.
.. Hell Beneath Us ..
I live for the Underworld, for the shadows and secrets held therein. But darkness will always seek the light.
She is my light, whose very name works to drive back the blackness that consumes me—Persephone.
Truly, it was she who captured me—such sinful beauty can be dangerous. She is my obsession; my possession; mine. Her eyes, impossibly blue in the haze of hell, seemed all the more stunning when they glistened with sorrow.
And now, in the face of Zeus’ wretched messenger, my light is to be stolen from me. Back to the mortal world? Ridiculous. How can light be appreciated when not surrounded by shadow? I cloak her swiftly from view, revelling in the tiny creature’s touch. “Eat now, my dear,” I croon. “Your journey will be long.”
The seeds stain her lips like blood. She is pulled away, but those enrapturing eyes gaze back, glistening ever more.
- Love The Bad Guy