How to Calm an Angry King

E0022747-1902-417E-900A-351806D21F31The king took off his shoe and started pounding it on the table. “I am sick and tired of this jumble of patchwork laws that parliament has tried to foist upon my monarchy,” he bellowed. “There is no antecedent that can justify this assault on the crown!”

“You must calm down, my dear,” the queen said. “I’ve brought you a glass of warm milk to help you relax.”

“You never cease to surprise me, my darling,” the king said, kissing his wife’s hand. “How you remain so upbeat in the face of all this strife and chaos is beyond me.”

The queen stood up, winked at the king, turned her back on him, and asked, “My lord, can you help me with my zipper? And then, if you follow me to my boudoir, I’ll offer you a respite from the strife and chaos, my sire, that will make you feel quite upbeat and help you release all of your tension.”


Written for today’s Three Things Challenge from Di, aka Pensitivity101, where the three things are patchwork, milk, and shoe.

Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (jumble), Your Daily Word Prompt (antecedent), Word of the Day Challenge (queen), The Daily Spur (surprise), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (upbeat), and Daily Addictions (zipper).

7 thoughts on “How to Calm an Angry King

  1. Luna(tik) Enigma September 16, 2019 / 9:19 pm

    Love this cheeky slice of light. You have achieved a lot in a relatively short piece and really took your reader there. Great job.

    Liked by 1 person

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