Hey Chelts! Finally here to drop off your entry review from the challenge...oops :P
So this piece was just phenomenal. It takes the classic love/hate story of Hades/Persephone and really turns it into a very heatlhy relationship between the god and goddess. Your portrayal of Hades here gives him more depth than we usually see in stories about him. He has emotions, and raw, strong ones at that, especially in regards to his wife. Yes, he's the god of death, but he loves his goddess of life and love and flowers so deeply. The description you've so skillfully weaved throughout the piece in an effort to further enhance the feelings of Hades as he looks upon his love in the world above is just the most elegant thing. The 1000 word limit seemed to be such an effortless thing for you to deal with here as this story works so well even in so few words, but I know it could also be much much longer if you so chose to write it that way. Overall, you took a very well-known greek myth and turned it into a story of romance and reuniting during the fall when Persephone's time on the surface was over, Demeter would begin the crop rot, and Hades would be happy.
Well done, Chelts! :)
Aw, this was amazing! Really cool!!
This was such a lovely take on the Hades/Persephone myth. I really like how the words that you've selected really highlight the exact tension that Hades feel. When he's drumming his fingers incessantly I can feel all that anxiety waiting for her. When the tightness in his chest eased and his breathing was a bit easier, I could really tell how much he loved her. His pride for her talent was so endearing. I loved it so much. It was really cool that we never actually got any interaction with Persephone, but through his eyes I still feel like there was a complete characterization of her. I really enjoyed this piece!