Marcy awakens the next morning and Fellique is gone.
On the mirror, scrawled in lipstick: Farewell my raisin d’être!
Behind the message Marcy’s reflection bubbles and is slowly
replaced by the face of a hag.
“Who are you!” demands the Hag.
“I am Marcy Bloomingdale of Queens, New York.”
“No! You are Persephone, ex-wife of Hades!”
Marcy rolls her eyes, “What’s he want?”
“The male gods are titillated by your lesbian affair but not amused.
They take revenge on you by unleashing your love’s late Mother, for
she cannot bear to see her daughter happy.
Fellique is her hostage in the Underworld.”
“By the gods,” exclaims Persephone, alias Marcy Bloomingdale of Queens, New York, “How can I retrieve her!”
The image of the Hag begins to vanish, “You must seek the mercy of Pluto.
You must return to the Underworld…”
(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved