This is my story for Friday Fictioneers this week. This is a weekly challenge to write a story in 100 words with a beginning, middle, and end. It’s supposed to follow the picture prompt given for the week. The host for the challenge is the gracious and talented author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week the picture is a photo supplied by Bjorn Rudberg. Thanks, Bjorn.
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
THE CHOICE by P.S. Joshi
There was once a powerful king who had a beautiful but shy daughter of marriageable age. He decided to hold a dance so that she could meet eligible young men of royal blood.
The night of the dance there was a quartet of musicians who had been hired to play. Also,”married” couples had been invited. The king was no fool.
When the dance ended, the king asked his daughter if she had chosen a husband.
“Yes,” she said. “I have chosen the mandolin player.”
“Don’t fear, sire,” he said. “I am actually Prince Rudolph of the Kingdom of Orchestria.