Off the Shores of Acheron – Revisited

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….

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 Copyright –  Georgia Koch

Charon’s snicker echoed across the water: “Father’s love…what a feeble thing. Mine left me only this darkness to guard. And yours sent you to me without a coin. “

“I am scared.”

“Now, now…do not cry. I can’t stand it. Hop in, it will do me good to have an apprentice. And do not thank me.”

“But I don’t have a coin.”

“This is not a place for a child to suffer for her father’s sins, too crowded with penniless fools. Would it be we could change things around, so our fathers wander aimlessly in the dark. “

“Thank you.”

“Ah, fuck it.”

Isn’t it strange how sometimes we run in circles. I’ve heard this song yesterday and remembered how I used it for one of my FF stories…and when I went back to this story today, I found the same song there.

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38 thoughts on “Off the Shores of Acheron – Revisited

  1. Well, like the saying goes, “Beyond these Castle Walls, you’re in the Styx.” Barrump-BUMP! psssh!

    I’m sure Charon started using a change machine. Probably got tired of taking the coins out of dead people’s mouths.

    Fun stuff, Loré. If I knew my mythologies better, I would have written better stories like this one. Marvelous!

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