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The Embarrassment of a Lesser God

The Embarrassment of a Lesser God

A Story by Chopstix

A bad night for a forgotten god. Inspired by the phrase, "It was a dark and stormy night."

Thor’s butt bounced on a rain slicked sidewalk. Centuries passed since anyone offered him an animal sacrifice or deed of praise.

“Great,” Thor muttered, “all that’s missing is some lightning.”

A bolt of lightning struck ten meters away singeing Thor’s long, white beard.

“Funny!” Thor thundered, “You up there! When you fall, you’ll fall too!”

© 2017 Chopstix

Author's Note

Written for a 55 word story contest. Stories must be exactly 55 words and contain a complete plot, not merely a vignette.

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Added on February 3, 2017
Last Updated on February 3, 2017
Tags: Thor, God, Lightning, bolt



Los Angeles, CA

In high school, I wrote lyrics. I started college writing poems and switched to short stories. After college, I discovered I could write computer programs, but I could not finish a novel (kept editi.. more..