Flash Fiction: Pandora Plays Hide and Seek

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Other stories featuring the prompt can be found here.

After seeing the prompt and having a long WTF moment, I’m pretty sure the prompt photo needed to be rotated. It just adds to th
e charm. Pandora makes a return!

Pandora and Apollo played a game of Hide and Seek. Where could she hide from the sun god? His rays detected every movement on the surface of the planet. His gift an unfair advantage. All the same, her therapist advised to keep her mind off boxes.

Hmm boxes. 

Pandora walked the street searching for a place away from the sun. She came to an open postal box. 

No I mustn’t… 

Her spine became electric. 

Not a box, refuge from Apollo, he’d never find me inside! 

She squeezed her body like a contortionist and slammed the solid metal door. Waiting… waiting… her eyes grew heavy.

Hades’ familiar laugh echoed. “Pandora, how did you end up in my kingdom this time?”

For those who aren’t familiar with Greek Mythology, Hades is the god of the Underworld (death), Pandora is the first woman made and Apollo is a sun god. Anther story featuring Pandora’s ditzy antics can be found here.


  1. Hi Tannille,
    My apologies for sending the photo through to Rochelle sideways. I have terrible trouble with rotating images. WordPress turns them one way, Facebook another and my photo editor seems to do what it feels like as well. Or, perhaps it’s just me.
    I’ve given an account of the photo with my take and I also posted the photo up the right way with my post to try to help sort this out.
    By the way, I have felt that cryptic photos produce some pretty good results in Friday Fictioneers and I’ve been very impressed with the responses I’ve read so far.
    Your prompt could well fit in with mine. I’d be interested in your thoughts.
    By the way, have you managed to check out the wildflowers yet? Is it a good season over there? It’s been great here and I even managed to see some Waratahs in the wild for the first time. They were amazing and I’ve posted the photos throughout a few recent posts.
    Hope you’re going well!
    Best wishes,

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    1. Hi R,
      I actually found the rotation kinda fitted in with my story. Focusing on the sun made me draw in Apollo. Sometimes the WTF images are great. Lots of variety this week. No need to apologise, my phone does weird crap like this all the time.

      Haven’t seen any flowers yet but birds are every where. I’ll check out your blog. 😀


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