The House of Atreus, Part 7

Previously on The House of Atreus, Orestes, scion of the royal family of Argos, had an eventful homecoming that began in bloodshed, and ended with the Furies arising from Hell to torment him to death for killing his Ma.

Now, he’s on the run. In his madness, he’s gone back to where it all started, Delphi, hoping he can somehow convince Apollo to appear and help him out. The scene opens on both the hunters and the prey, having exhausted each other with the chase, asleep around the seat of the Oracle.

(To get the whole story, start here, at Part One)

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“I knew I shouldn’t have turned the snooze capability off this new alarm clock… ” – Orestes

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The House of Atreus, Part 6

Want to begin at the beginning? Start here.

A quick recap of the story so far, since we’ve been on hiatus: The Curse of the House of Atreus, which was born in the bloodshed of Pelops, has been wrecking havoc on his descendants in the usual way, that is, fratricide, incest, cannibalism, adultery,  and plain ol’ murder. Last time, Clytemnestra, sick of her abusive and philandering husband, strait up axed Agamemnon, just like J.Lo in the movie Enough.

Now The Curse is moving its ugly eye onto the next generation, ol’ Cly and Aggie’s kiddies. Well meaning, but none too intelligent, Orestes is off on the other coast attending college. His admission was pretty much guaranteed by his skills with the discus. His younger sister, Electra, is stuck at home.

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“Matricide, huh? Can’t be harder than beating state.” -Orestes

 

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The House of Atreus, Part 5

Previously on The House of Atreus, ol’ Queen Clytemnestra got quite a shock when her husband killed their oldest child, just so he could keep his appointment for the Trojan War. It was, after all, the second time Agamemnon had slaughtered her offspring, so she decided she was done sitting around the house moping. Cly didn’t want to be some lowly female background character anymore. She was going to be a star!

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“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” -Clytemnestra

CLYTEMNESTRA GETS EVEN

Upon returning home to Argos, waiting out Agamemnon’s return in a chaste stupor for the next ten years was about the last thing on Cly’s mind. So, she downloaded the hot new dating app REVENGR, which presented you with a selection of potential matches with whom you shared mutual enemies on Foebook. Her girlfriend Medea had turned her onto it (it was all the rage, at the time).

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