THE KNIGHT OF LAVENDER AND ROSES

 

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

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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:

https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/sunday-photo-fiction-august-28th-2016/

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.

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WAITING FOR THE TRAIN

 

Train station--J. Hardy Carroll

Photo Copyright: J. Hardy Carroll

Here we are for another week. Today we’ve gathered in a virtual train station. Our hostess for this group meeting is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge for this week and every week is to each write an original story with no more than 100 words, not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by J. Hardy Carroll. Thanks, J. Hardy.

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

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/20-may-2016/

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

WAITING FOR THE TRAIN by P.S. Joshi

Larry walked into the train station and sat down. He was getting so forgetful these days. Where was he going? How would he know when to get off if he didn’t know his destination?

He could look at his ticket. That was it. He’d check his ticket. Now where had he put his ticket?

He could buy one but he didn’t seem to have money.

He walked to the ticket window. “Pardon me sir. Can I have a train schedule?

I’m sorry, mister. There’s no schedule for this train. It only makes two stops. One’s heaven and t’other’s hell.

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