Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
What Makes A Kingdom Great?
|Once upon a time a childless king felt death approaching. He promised that whoever would fill his typecase with the kingdom’s most defining mementoes would become his heir.|
|First came a merchant and filled the case with gold. “We’re traders, Sire, rich and successful.”The king sighed.
Second came a soldier and filled the case with weapons. “We’re warriors, Sire, fearless and strong.”
The king wept.
Third came a farmer and filled the case with seashells and fishing gear, with wood, and grain. “Our people work hard, Sire, and nature provides.”
“You’re it!” The king laughed and closed his eyes.
I know this story isn’t all that original, but I’m a bit out of steam, writing-wise. I will spare you the whine (unless you have some really good cheese), but that’s just where I am at the moment. I’m a bit stressed-out by work, too. So, if I suddenly disappear for a few weeks, that’s why. It could also happen that I give in to insanity and announce my participation in the NaNoWriMo to get my writing mojo back. We’ll see.