I would like to apologize to our members and regular followers for the lack of challenge yesterday and offer an unexpected Thursday Treat to make up for it. I was fortunate, recently, to come across this video clip of Margaret Atwood reading from her book, The Tent, a collection of mini-fictions on a range of interesting subjects.
This story presents us with an unique view of an iconic figure, Helen of Troy, from an entirely unexpected angle. The collection also includes a piece wherein Horatio gives his real opinion of Hamlet.
What a rare treat this offers the writer! Literature and history offer us a wealth of characters to choose from, and present from the viewpoint of a jealous sibling, neglected spouse, spurned lover or unappreciated servant. Take for example a description of Scarlett O'Hara from Mammy's perspective... The possibilities are endless.
I hope we will all have some fun with this idea. If nothing immediately springs to mind, take it away with you to work on in your own time and share the end result with us at a later date.