Thursday, April 13, 2006

Lost Blogs: Day Four

A firey orange glow now envelopes this land that was beautiful just yesterday. We had much time and took precautions to fortify the city in preparation for their attack, yet we did not anticipate a siege of this kind.

They came in the middle of the night, hidden, waiting for the opportune moment when their strike would hurt us the most. We weren't ready. And now our kingdom is being consumed by the flames of a terrible war.

We are far outnumbered, and the carnage is great. Even with some of the greatest warriors on our side, I fear we will lose this battle. Worse, I fear it will be years until the damage is fully done and we can start to rebuild what will hopefully be left of our kingdom.

Paris left me to fight today. He and his brother are no match for Menelaus, though. His brute strength and furious rage will overcome their experience and skill. I can't bear the thought of what is going to happen. And I can't go back to my husband if he kills the man I love. I am leaving the city tonight with my sister-in-law and a handful of other women and children.

This post is part of Kevin Apgar's Grassroots Blogger Book Marketing Campaign (GRBBMC) for the upcoming release of the very talented Paul Davidson's new book, The Lost Blogs. If you want to read the possible blogs of hundreds of other historical figures (though much better-written, I'm sure), click here to pre-order your copy of Paul's book. At the end of this five-day contest/exercise, the characters of all participating bloggers will be revealed. If you wish, you can leave your guesses in the comments.

6 comments:

Neil said...

I think this means I have to dig through my library to find my Illiad from college...

MsSisyphus said...

You have brought this fate upon yourself Helen. Your vanity. THe hubris of that whelp lover. The Greeks shall *crush* you with their righteous life, you adulterous trollope. Do not appeal to me for mercy in this. Had you looked to your vows at the outset this tragedy need not have occured.

groovebunny said...

I'm thinking Helen too! Your writing is truly gorgeous!

harmonyinline said...

I enjoyed reading your story

Karl said...

Love your writing style! I have to align with others here and say Helen. If that's correct then it's one of very few I've guessed. Correctly, that is.

Rabbit said...

How have I been missing your blog? I'm thinking Helen of Troy as well.