Back in Town
by David Soyka
Odysseus is back.
Back from the wars. Back from the western edge of the world. Back from whoring with Circe.
Back to murder Penelope's lover and his family. Back to take what is rightfully his....
Penelope, body and soul.
The hero and his son return from the slaughter, plan new plunders as they plant their asses at the table and demand drink after drink. Because they are drunkards.
Penelope serves. She opens her mouth. She spreads her legs. The bed does not move from its mooring.
She wipes blood off the floor. She eats an olive. Swallows the pit.