Gods and Goddesses

by Audrey, age 10
Gods and Goddesses Audrey is a rising fifth grader at Murch Elementary. She likes knitting, dogs, and tae kwon do.

“We should have a war, Hera. I’ll send you to Hades!”

Characters:

ATHENA: War, wise    

ARES: God of war

ZEUS: King of all god

HERA: Queen

HADES: Lord of the dead

APHRODITE: goddess of love

ACHILLES JR.: Achilles’ son, shy

The three Fates: CLOTHO, LACHESIS, and ATROPOS

Scene One

ATHENA and APHRODITE are in a fight over who is the most beautiful. It got so big ATHENA and APHRODITE started a war with the gods. They are in elementary school. ARES, APOLLO, ARTEMIS and their mother are on APHRODITE’s side. Everyone else is on ATHENA’s side. ZEUS and ACHILLES JR. are neutral.

At the school. In the gym during gym class. All the characters are there except ZEUS and ACHILLES JR. They are playing soccer. APHRODITE and ATHENA are the team captain choosing the people on their team.

APHRODITE

Ares!

 

ATHENA

Hermes.

 

APHRODITE

Artemis.

 

ATHENA

Hera.

 

APHRODITE

Apollo.

 

ATHENA

Poseidon.

 

APHRODITE

Leto.

 

They start playing.

 

ARES

You’re gonna lose!

 

ATHENA

We’re gonna win!

 

ARTEMIS passes the ball to ARES. ARES gets the ball and scores.

HERA passes the ball to ATHENA. ATHENA scores.

 

GYM TEACHER

Five minutes left!

 

HERA scores. They cheer.

 

GYM TEACHER

One minute left.

 

ARES scores for APHRODITE’s team. They go into overtime until the last minute of school. The game lasted 24 hours. HERA falls asleep in the middle of the floor. APHRODITE scores. Her team wins three to two.

It’s already the next day and they have art. ZEUS and ACHILLES JR. also in art class. ACHILLES JR. is painting like a normal person. ARES punches HERA in the face. She tries to punch him in the face, but she misses. APHRODITE uses her intoxicating perfume to make the teacher faint. HERA comes up to her and APHRODITE punches HERA in the face. HERA falls down bloody.

 

HERA

I hate everyone.

 

ZEUS

Well we shouldn’t say mean things!

 

ARES

We should have a war, Hera. I’ll send you to Hades!

 

ATHENA

Having a war is not wise.

 

HERA

Who do you think you are Aphrodite!

 

APHRODITE

Goddess of beauty and love!

 

ACHILLES JR. is going home to get his lunch, which he forgot. He is walking through the woods near the school. POSEIDON kills ACHILLES JR. by throwing his trident in his heel.

POSEIDON runs away to Mount Olympus.

The three Fates, CLOTHO, LACHESIS, and ATROPOS are on the end of the earth. They cut the string. See ACHILLES JR. with blood gushing out of his heel.  

 

HERA

Oh no! ACHILLES JR. is badly hurt.

 

APHRODITE

Whatever, he’s not even beautiful.

 

ATHENA

We don’t want any more mortals to get badly hurt!

 

ARES

Okay. I don’t want to drain all my powers for this little fight.

 

HERA

Little fight? This was the biggest fight ever!

 

The End

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