Pegasus Tames a Virtue

My sister, Fame, once tamed Pegasus. I thought, if she can do it, so can I.

I went to see the Muses, who are silly with the beasts, and asked if I could borrow one for the afternoon. Melpomene said, “Take mine, I don’t have much use for it anyway.”

That was lucky break as Melpomene’s pegasus was the smallest of the herd.

I thought it’d be easy, the muses ride them all the time. But the brute got the better of me, it was a total disaster.

I should’ve known better. What business does Gentleness have overpowering anything, anyway?


“Pegasus Tames a Virtue” – a drabble story with illustration by Sara Light-Waller, © 2014

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