7 Microprompts for Mythological Marriages

Father’s Day seems like a fitting time to honor the folks of mythology, and all the ways their numerous relationships went to hell. Here are some prompts for dear ol’ Dad, and all our whacky mythical ancestors! Use these as themed inspirations, line inserts, or anything that gives your inner writer the right kick.

(If you need some help with this one, or just want to catch up on ancient gossip, here are some classic multi-cultural examples of how not to maintain happy partnerships: King Minos and Pasiphae, Izanagi and Izanami, and Thor-in-a-dress and Thrym. Enjoy!)

  • On one knee
  • Excusable depravity
  • A prize forcefully attained
  • Pieces that don’t fit
  • Salute
  • Deserved
  • Keeping her from

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