Myth

Roy was feeling pretty good. It was his first day wearing the Cap of Invisibility, the mythical Helmet or Cap of the god of the underworld, Hades. So far it seems to be performing well, enabling Roy to be invisible and undetectable to other supernatural entities. On the other hand, he has not been impressed with the Talaria, or ankle wings. He knew he should have paid a little more and gotten the sandals made of imperishable gold hand forged by the god Hephaestus, but his wife talked him into getting the loafers. You get what you pay for, his mother always said. He should have listened to her. They would have enabled him to fly as fast any bird, but still it takes him an hour and a half to mow the lawn so he knows they’re not working. Strangely, the more he tries to drive closer to the house, the farther away he seems to get. There is also an odd odor of sulfur in the air and his skin feels likes it’s burning. He thought he heard his name being whispered, “Roy… Roy… Roy….” Oh well, they said there might be some side effects. It’s not as if Hades himself will come back for his cap and drag Roy into eternal hellfire!

I really “myth” joining in the Illustration Friday weekly challenges. I’m going to try to not “myth” it as often as I have been….

P.S. I’m not funny.

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