Hand in hand, the lovers ran. As fast as they could, knowing this was their only escape.
Falling in love left her no choice. Fearing the anger of her father, Penelope knew she must run away before he found out.
Although it pained to leave her father, mother and sisters, being with her love outweighed all else.
But Zeus had spotted them. They could no longer be trusted. As punishment, and, a signal to her sisters Penelope would be frozen. No longer taking human form, she was left with her lover, a monument, and warning to the remaining nine muses.
Written for Friday Fictioneers.
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