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Artemis Chronicles: A Helping Hand

Artemis Chronicles: A Helping Hand Artemis was losing hope. It was a strange feeling, and not one that she or other Gods experienced very often. Olympians didn’t lose hope because they had no need for it in the first place. They ruled, controlled and dominated all. Hope was a mortal emotion. Feeling the loss of it helped her understand the humans just a little more. At least there was that. But she would give up empathizing with the mortal world in a second if it meant having Em returned safely back to her. Yet the weeks dragged on, with no […]

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Artemis Chronicles: A Hero’s Quest

Artemis Chronicles: A Hero’s Quest Artemis stood at the edge of the cliff, looking toward the sea. The cloudless azure sky and deep sapphire water created a solid wall of blue in front of her. Only the blinding sun and its reflections upon the undulating waves below created a break from the all-consuming blue. The Gods were a gossipy bunch, whispering in cliques and spreading stories both true and false. Pheme, the Goddess of gossip was at the heart of it all, and while Hermes tried to only deliver the most believable stories of her stag’s whereabouts, it was impossible […]

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Artemis Chronicles: A New Crop

Artemis Chronicles: A New Crop

Artemis Chronicles: A New Crop Part VI Pulling softly on the reins of her horse, Artemis slowed her steed down enough to allow herself a cool drink of water from her side pouch before urging her mare onward. Soon enough she knew they would have to stop for an actual break. Her mare’s mahogany coat was darkened with sweat. They were both riding hard. But Artemis had no other choice. Moments after she received the note from whoever stole her stag, word quickly spread among the Gods thanks to Hermes. The responses she received ranged from dull sympathy to pledges […]

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The Stolen Stag

Artemis Chronicles: The Stolen Stag

Artemis Chronicles: The Stolen Stag Part V Share The days were long now and the evenings pleasantly balmy. The summer solstice was almost here, and Artemis made sure to enjoy every warm day by staying outdoors as much as possible. This evening she was reclined in a wooden chair, a small table set up next to her, burdened with a platter of food, a pitcher and a drinking glass flecked with beads of water vapor. Artemis surveyed the plethora of options on the platter before plucking a plump, tender olive and popping it into her mouth. Around her glowing fireflies […]

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The Thargelia Festival

Artemis Chronicles: The Thargelia Festival

Artemis Chronicles: The Thargelia Festival Part IV Artemis awoke with a smile on her face. Stretching across her bed she glanced out of the window, silently thanking Apollo for this glorious May day. Though she couldn’t imagine him allowing the sun to hide on her birthday, and not so coincidentally the first day of the spring Thargelia festival. There was so much happening today that Artemis knew she didn’t have the luxury of lazily lolling around in bed all morning. Not that she wanted to. The Thargelia festival was her favourite of the year—and not just because it was specifically created […]

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Artemis Chronicles: A Gathering of Gods

Artemis Chronicles: A Gathering of Gods Part III The sky above the forest canopy was a dark, rich blue with nary a cloud in sight as the sun slowly set on the cool spring day. Of course, Zeus would not allow it to rain during Artemis’ annual dinner party—even if he said he was simply too busy to attend this year. He claimed pressing Olympus business, but every one of them knew the real reason was the beautiful nubile human who had caught his eye last week in some unassuming little village. Artemis sighed, knowing Hera would be in rare […]

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Artemis in a forest

Artemis Chronicles: The Awakening

Artemis Chronicles: The Awakening Part II Continuing its eternal rhythm as the harsh winter gave way to a more forgiving spring, the pure white snow blanketing the forest slowly melted, once again revealing all of the treasures hidden below. After months of delicate silence, the forest erupted with sounds, sights and the joys of renewal. Green buds unfurled. Wildflowers speckled the thawed forest floor. Lushness filled every possible space. And for the residents of the forest, spring was a time for coupling. Controlled by their inner instincts, birds tweeted seductive songs, the showy males attempting to win the females’ affection […]

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Artemis Chronicles: The Gift

Artemis Chronicles: The Gift Part I The cloaked woman slipped through the shadows of the darkened forest. Her silent companion, a large stag, glided through the gathering whilst the crescent moon rose over the treetops. A flash of silver glinted at her wrist as the woman reached to hold back the stag from the clearing ahead. Someone was there. Artemis, ever the huntress and protector of the forest, silently moved into the clearing, where the last rays of the setting sun revealed a stooped woman gathering plants into her threadbare apron. Sensing the sudden presence of the great stag the […]

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