Photo Copyright: Al Forbes
This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–August, 28th, 2016. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt.
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Genre: Humor Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
THE KNIGHT OF LAVENDER AND ROSES by P.S. Joshi
Reginald and Kathryn were twins born to the Earl of Camingham.
“But you can’t become a knight, Kathryn,” Reginald told her many times. “You’re a girl.”
“I don’t care,” she said with defiance. “I will be if I want to.”
Their aunt Mercedes sympathized with her as she’d always wanted to be a knight.
“I’ll tell you what,” she told Kathryn one day. “If you want to train I’ll find you someone who’ll help, and I’ll buy your armor when you’re ready. You won’t be knighted but can join in a quest and a tournament if you want. Well-trained you’ll be safer. Understand, though, there’s a chance you’ll be injured.”
“I don’t care, auntie,” said Kathryn. It’s my greatest desire to be a knight.”
Her aunt was as good as her word. And so was born the legend of the Knight of Lavender and Roses. He could lift a pint and joust with the best of them.
“What an extremely handsome knight he is,” commented Sir Randolph. “He’s pretty enough to be a girl.”
“Wouldn’t that be a joke on all of us fellows,” answered Sir Humphrey.