Royal crest--Al Forbes--august-28th-2016

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.

To read the other stories written by group members, just click on the link below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link to the other stories this week is as follows:

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words


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.




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  1. Fantastic. Sounds like something my sister, Kathryn, would do. When we were younger, she never wanted to be the damsel in distress, she wanted to be one getting in on the action and killing the dragons or the bad guys.

    Great story 🙂

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    • Thanks, John. I’m happy you enjoyed the story. I can imagine in those days it would be really difficult. A certain number of people probably wonder how many times it happened. There was a woman in Game of Thrones. She was formidable. Of course, it’s common today. There was a queen in Maharashtra, India, the Rani of Jhansi, who rode into battle against the British in the 19th Century. She had her baby strapped to her back. She survived that attack but was later killed by a British officer who didn’t know she was a woman. There’s a statue of her on her horse with the baby on her back in a park here in Pune. Some friends of my husband are related to her. —- Suzanne

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  2. Cute tale. She sounds like a woman very much unafraid and who can stand her own ground. As a Knight, wearing all that heavy armor etc. in tournaments, it would’ve been very difficult. Good on her.

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