MLMM Photo Challenge — Medusa

8BC9BDDA-9DAE-4FE2-8D5B-9DBAE4B0DE32They warned me about you, but I was too captured by your statuesque beauty to listen to what anyone else told me. They said you you had snow in your veins and that you were cold and manipulative. But my every instinct, every cell in my body, told me they were wrong about you.

In the end, though, they were all right. What I thought was your gracious hospitality was just a way for you to draw me into your web. I learned that your empathy was merely an act to cause me to let down my defenses. You were one-half warm and vibrant woman and one-half stone cold bitch.

And now I’m frozen; you’ve turned me to stone. I am unable to turn away from you. You have immobilized me. I only now understand why my friends refer to you as “Medusa.”


Written for the Photo Challenge prompt from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Photo credit: MindCore. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (snow), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (instinct), The Daily Spur (cell), Word of the Day Challenge (hospitality), and Your Daily Word Prompt (empathy).

4 thoughts on “MLMM Photo Challenge — Medusa

  1. Marleen May 21, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    I don’t know a lot about the Greek Medusa, but there is an interesting album by that name from the artist Annie Lennox. That’s an engaging story you wrote.

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