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This story is written in a genre called an Epic (like The Odyssey), where things aren't clear and are written in poetry.

Submitted:Mar 4, 2010    Reads: 87    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   

"The weak always win, the hero isn't afraid,"

Mocked the lion

Alec, the mighty mouse, laid on his death bed

Ready for the end

Heavy feet grew soft

The lion's paws approached, faded, approached again

Alec pulled the sword out of his stomach,

pictures of his life, of his journey flashed before his dreary eyes,

and it began at his will to runaway…

Home was never where Alec's heart was,

His will made him run to find his lost 'self',

The one he swore never to forget,

The mighty mouse wondered through the lifeless woods that died so long ago

Fire and cold drove him away to an old cabin

The goddess of love, Aphrodite, who was disguised as a woman named Mel,

offered a heart necklace

Good luck was bound into it to help him in time of need.

Mel put Alec to sleep with a magic spell,

He woke in an unfamiliar land,

Hot sand surrounded him and dunes as tall as mountains

in the distance were tall pointed mountains,

Scared and lost the mighty mouse almost gave in

Hunger pushed him to madness, the heart-shaped necklace made

The wind whisper to him to never give up

To look to the stars,

It will show you the way.

Alec listened to the wind and followed the stars.

They took him to a small village oasis with lush trees and a lake,

Beauty engulfed the village,

Flowers, palm tree, long flowing grass

Alec went into the village-the children welcomed him

it was a land of women and children

The women welcomed him too and let him stay.

The land was gorgeous, but Alec knew he couldn't find his 'self' there

It resembled nothing of him

There was no government there,

No war.

He knew he had to find a war,

Find a certain place

But his memory was torn and shattered,

His 'self' was locked away literally in a closet, in a jar,

So the mighty mouse moved on, into the Egyptian desert again.

The desert was vast and void,

Sand flew in a fury creating a storm.

Lost and mapless, the mighty mouse roamed north into a foreign land.

A beautiful goddess named Athena, the goddess of war,

told Alec to run and not look back.

Never had he ran so fast still gripping the heart necklace in his hand,

The mighty mouse crossed a vast body of water

and entered a city torn from war.

He thought of this as good,

Maybe he could find his 'self' again.

He remembered back to the war

Where he lost his 'self'

They lost the war his side had to give up their souls,

The resistance was impossible back then.

They trained since the time they were seven,

Spartan war school until he was an adult.

Then the war began, Sparta lost,

and they lost more than their country.

Alec was one of the few remaining free soldiers

He had to flee

But he was caught by the witches and they took his 'self'

laying it in a glass jar.

Aphrodite, the goddess of love, embraced Alec,

She took him through time, so that he could find his 'self' there

Alec went to a new time

where he started a new life.

Alec went to a war that has changed since last time he fought,

He was destined by the goddess of love to find the soldier's 'selves'

He held the heart necklace and wind swirled around him,

It pushed Alec into the crossfire

It guided him to a building made of clay.

All around were shelves of glowing blue jars

each with dusty labels of the caught warrior's names

Alec it read on one and only one

Finally the mighty mouse had arrived.

Noise of a man came closer

The mighty mouse ran,

But couldn't run far in the small building,

The beautiful goddess of love, Aphrodite, met him again,

Alec, the mighty mouse, hid with her,

The lion-like warrior came closer

He wore shining armor

And wielded a sword

"You must fight for yourself,"

said Aphrodite, "To regain yourself."

Alec looked at his heart necklace and at the goddess of love

She faded away leaving him,

The lion strode in and caught Alec

Who had his 'self' in his hand,

The knight drew his sword and gave it to Alec

"I cannot fight an unarmed man,"

The knight said, his code would not allow it.

Alec, having lost a war already,

Who lost himself,

Couldn't remember how to fight,

He stabbed the sword into the dirt floor,

and crumbled to his knees.

The jar containing his 'self' dropped from his fingers

and cracked and shattered,

the blue, glowing 'self" went into him and filled him

with old memories.

He reached for the sword stuck in the ground

But was too late.

The lion stabbed him with a roar

And mocked him as he twitched on the dirt

The mighty mouse, fighting for himself,

Grasped the bronze sword from his stomach

And finished the lion.

Horrified of death,

The mighty mouse clenched the heart-shaped necklace

For hope of revival

Aphrodite arrived and awakened both men

who were on their last breaths.

Memories of Alec's life flooded his new eyes

His country's defeat,

His beloved wife and child,

He yearned to save them all.

In fear, the knight disobeyed his code,

The lion scampered to his brothers to tell them his tale,

Alec rose to meet with Aphrodite,

The mighty mouse raised the necklace and offered it to her

She took it and disappeared.

Alec wondered what he would do,

He was in the wrong time and in an unfamiliar place,

Then Athena appeared as Aphrodite had

And congratulated him,

The mighty mouse begged her to take him back in time to the end of the war

He wished to change one thing.

It was around the year of 1210

The tenth and final year of the Trojan War,

Alec raced through the crowds of people in the night

Mycenaean soldiers snuck out of a grand horse

The mighty mouse woke his house wife

And young sports-loving daughter,

and fled the city.


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