Today’s piece draws its inspiration from Greek mythology, namely the story of the Twelve Labors of Hercules. I’m sure you’ve heard of it in one way or another either through books, movies, or cartoons versions. Mine is just a simple variation on it all. The protagonist may be a demigod but even he is powerless against the charms of a hypnotic woman.
No Labor at All
He had fought lions, bulls, nine-headed monstrosities, captured man-eating mares and stolen sacred apples and an Amazonian belt. He was tired, needed to rest.
“You’re going to sleep for me now,” Megara whispered.
Hercules’ head slumped forward as her words took root inside his mind. Going into trance for her was no labor at all.