(This is a Friday Fictioneers submission inspired by the above picture (Copyright Sean Fallon). At 114 words, it’s the closest I’ve got to meeting the word limit.
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Noone in Greece expected the recession to reach Mount Olympus, but it did.
For a while, order held. Citizens tried gamely to make ends meet, taking on odd jobs in their spare time but there were only so many farmers with stables needing cleaning. Lion pelts were used in place of clothes. Eventually, shops started to struggle but the savvy deity, however, there were bargains to be had; fig leaves could be bought from the right shop for less than the cost of a cup of ambrosia.
But then came the looting. I got this mannequin from Persephone’s haberdashers. It’s shop-soiled, but it makes a great conversation piece in my otherwise Spartan living room.