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Royal Troubles


After much lazing, procrastination and lack of energy, I’m back to doing what I actually love best: writing. I am out of hibernation,and hopefully shall manage to keep awake 🙂

PHOTO PROMPT, Copyright - Claire Fuller

PHOTO PROMPT, Copyright – Claire Fuller

This is my 14th submission to the wonderful group Friday Fictioneers, hosted by our much loved Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. She gives us a picture every week and we commit to paper…er, electronically, our thoughts on it in approximately 100 words. Thank you, dear Claire, for this week’s picture 🙂

My 100 words:



He had stood on the cliff for centuries, waiting to be freed…from his mould of stone, from the curse of immobility…and most of all from the damned pigeons! How he cursed his son. That infidel Theseus! If only he hadn’t betrayed that girl Ariadne. If only he hadn’t left her on that island. If only she hadn’t cursed the ship to sink!

Woe is me! Lamented the statue that was  King Aegeus.  Another bird!

Shoo! Scat! I am a king, you base creature! He thundered mentally.

Nevertheless, the pigeon left a noble present.

How the mighty had fallen….




Author: tinkerbelle96

Hi! I'm Sam, an 18 year old certified mad chick who likes to imagine that she can write. I live in India, a colourful, diverse country which is sadly getting polluted everyday by more and more violence....something no citizen can be proud of. I enjoy reading-basically horror, watching romcoms and horror flicks(yes, again horror, my favourite being Sinister- its psychotic just like me), eating( food, oh yes, I love foooooood), attending college, and most of all(oh, do stay and listen a while longer) I love animals. I have periodic urges to own and look random "pets". Currently I wish to own a baby elephant, which I will name Thama. I write to express what I feel, to keep that small creative bone alive in my body, and to make readers happy. I hope you like what I write!

14 thoughts on “Royal Troubles

  1. Nothing like being covered in pigeon poo to put the king in a fowl (pun intended) mood.

  2. what a great comment from rgayer55! 😛
    i love how this royal character “thundered mentally.” when birds gotta go, they gotta go! 🙂

  3. Poor king! To have so much power before his unfortunate curse, and now not even the pigeons listen to him 🙂

  4. Thundered mentally…great descriptor!

  5. If only . . . How many times do we think that each day? At least we don’t generally have to deal with pigeon poop.

  6. Dear Sam,

    Again, it’s great to see you back. I see you’re still keeping the count. Have you put that notebook together yet? 😉

    To be pelted by pigeon poop would be a true curse. Nicely written.



  7. It’s not always good to be King! Good job! Nan 🙂

  8. Sam, Good and amusing story. Poor king. Oh, the indignity of it. The bigger the statue, the better the target. Well written. :)—Susan

  9. Hahaha, your last line totally cinched the deal. How the mighty have fallen indeed!!!

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