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"The Circe Effect" (Part 2) In solitary confinement, she remained all alone in a big old mansion in the middle of a woodland zone there she sat weaving on her loom all alone on that Island of Aeaea, until that good sort, Odysseus walked into her home. Athena, sent Hermes to warn Odysseus “Beware Circe’s wizardry! Beware!” and handed him a sharp sword with some Moly to imbibe, “Protective powers! Added benefit!”, she prescribed - with her final parting words, something to this effect, “Odysseus, dear friend, Goddesses are not mortal, they are extremely treacherous in bed!” Circe’s powers were far too strong and before very long she had Odysseus hooked on her magnificent wand. He remained on her island for one year, feasting, drinking wine, dancing merry with our Circe, where he slumbered in a meadow full of flowers with her, to avoid getting dirty. Eventually it was time for Odysseus to continue on his quest where Circe, our clever and dear girl, gave him final directions to The Underworld you know, that other dubious place to rest. (Lovejoy-Burton/ Dec 2017)

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Date: 12/14/2017 9:40:00 AM
I agree w/Victor ... a cool ending to this fabulous poem, Leanne. A most creative piece of prose. You did spin an interesting tale from mythic characters. Absolutely brilliant poem. Love and peace always.
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Date: 12/14/2017 2:56:00 PM
Returned with gratitude. Thank you Freddie. I will go read your stories now.