This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–June 18th, 2017. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt taken by him or sent in by one of the participants in the group of writers. 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. This week’s prompt was taken by Al himself. Thanks, Al.
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Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
THE EAGLE OF LOS CASA by P.S. Joshi
Many years ago, there was a bad king in the small kingdom of Los Casa. He was an ignorant tyrant put on the throne by poor people who thought he’d better their unfortunate lives.
The real power behind the throne was a wise though evil adviser. He made sure the king kept enough of his promises to his subjects to keep them happy. These promises were damaging for the kingdom but most good subjects felt helpless.
One day a message was written on the castle wall, THE EAGLE COMES.
“Who could have written it?” asked the ineffective local sheriff.
This was the first of many such messages. The king and adviser became frightened. Both were bullies and cowards.
One night all outer clothing was stolen from the castle leaving the king and adviser in their undies. They left the castle in shame and never returned.
Rico Estaban, twelve years old said to the other children, “We’ve done a good night’s work with the assistance of my father the palace cook and uncle the palace groom. Together we’ve formed the Society of the Eagle. What some foolish, gullible adults couldn’t manage we have.
A wiser and kinder ruler was chosen.