Copyright–Bjorn Rudberg

Β 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.


59 thoughts on “THE CHOICE

    • Thanks, Tinkerbelle, for reading my story and commenting. I’m happy you liked it. XD I tried my best to make it sound like a fairy tale. I’m also glad you enjoyed the ending. Of course that happened in some of the fairy tales. The man the princess, or another girl, fell in love with turned out to be a prince in disguise. Sometimes he had been turned into a frog by a witch and the girl had to kiss him to get him to change back. XD


  1. I loved that the daughter was able to choose for herself and rise above choosing a husband based on his social stature. She’ll be much happier than if she let her father call the shots. Kingdom of Orchestria = genius! He sounds like a very interesting man, and his quick wit should bring him far in life. I absolutely loved this!


    • Thanks, Adelie, for reading my story and commenting. I’m happy you really liked it. XD Yes, the prince is a man who will benefit his new father-in-law. Probably the two kingdoms will now form a close alliance. This prince will no doubt some day be a powerful king and with his clever wife who knows how far he will go. XD


      • Rochelle, I’m having trouble leaving comments on other blogs. I don’t know if I’m the only one having a problem or others are also. I type in the comment and post it but instead of posting, it disappears. Today’s the first time I’ve had that problem. It’s now 4::31 PM here in India. I’ve had this problem for about 4 hours now.


      • Patricia,
        On that one I’m not sure what to tell you. About all you can do is find a contact email and hope someone listens. My experience with WordPress support has often been less than helpful. It’s very possible that for some weird reason your comments are going to other bloggers’ spam folders. I’ve infrequently found valid comments in my spam file which is why I check it on a regular basis. This may help like a band-aid helps a corpse but I don’t know what else to tell you.




    • Thanks, Patrick, for reading my story and commenting. I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚ I don’t know about him lying. I think he’d have to be rather stupid to lie to a king. In those days you could lose your head. Of course, I don’t know him personally as I’m just reporting what happened. He may be quite stupid. XD


    • Thanks, Russell, for reading my story and commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚ I don’t know many mandolin players, but that one is an acquaintance of mine. At least since I wrote the story. XD


    • Thanks, JJ for reading my story and commenting. I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚ They might have musical fights,but they’ll also probably have musical children one day which will add to the happy ending. XD


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