Hades, the ruler of the deadlands, finds light in the gloomiest of places and struggles to protect the only shred of innocence left in a world controlled by gods. The classic Greek myth is told from the point of view of the god of the Underworld himself in “The Nightmare: A Short Story.”
A short story of 7,000 words.
The Nightmare: A Short Story can be found on Amazon for $0.99!
It was not always this way. When I was a child, I never would have thought that I would become the thing I am today. I can only guess, because I can barely remember a time when I was young. I cannot remember the last time I saw the sun and felt it touch my skin. I have seen generations of men and women, each more audacious and disrespectful than the last. With the passing years comes more bitter resentment towards the generation before. But they all have one thing in common: they all end up here in the deadlands. Eternity will stretch on forever.
What Do People Think of “The Nightmare”?
“I love hearing stories from the villian’s perspective, and seeing how Hades interacted and viewed the other gods was very cool. Great retelling of the Greek myths!”
– J.L. Willow, author of The Scavenger and Missing Her
“This is a beautiful and dark short story about Hades and Persephone. I love them. Perfect for a lunch break read.”
– Nicole Renee, author of Pomegranate