The Shy Princess

The beautiful princess lived in a beautiful palace and everyone assumed she lived a beautiful life. But in fact, she was such an introvert that she spent most of her time alone in her room journaling, writing sad, heartbreaking poems about how lonely she was. She never shared her feelings of loneliness with anyone else, even with her parents, the king and the queen.

She was reticent to carry out the duties of a princess and often went to great lengths to come up with excuses for her absence. But ultimately, she didn’t want to worry her parents, so she would attend the various functions of the state. But her reserve gave many of the domain’s subjects the sense that she was snooty and was snubbing them.

At one of the events, a young, handsome prince approached the shy princess. She demurely blushed as he said hello and reached out to shake her hand. The princess started to feel a tingling sensation all over her body, and suddenly it was as if bells started to jingle inside her heart. The princess squeezed the prince’s hand and led him to her chamber, where the two made mad, passionate love together all night long.

After that night, the previously shy princess came out of her shell and blossomed into a social butterfly. The king and queen were delighted by the change in their daughter’s demeanor and were thrilled when, nine months later, she delivered a new, male heir.

The dashing young prince who impregnated the princess that fateful night was nowhere to be found. Rumor had it that the king had offered the prince a princely sum to get his daughter pregnant, and once he had fulfilled his stud services, the prince was was castrated and put out to pasture, literally.

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (palace), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (introvert), My Vivid Blog (journaling), Your Daily Word Prompt (reticent), The Daily Spur (length/snub/reserve), Ragtag Daily Prompt (worry), and Word of the Day Challenge (jingle).

13 thoughts on “The Shy Princess

  1. Marleen December 10, 2021 / 5:22 pm

    Oh, dear! That’s a dark ending.

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  2. emkingston December 10, 2021 / 9:02 pm

    At first, I felt like the princess until she produced a baby lol. Great story! I love it on the dark side lol.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam December 11, 2021 / 1:21 am

    Well that was a turn for the books. 😕

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    • Fandango December 11, 2021 / 12:03 pm

      A bit extreme, maybe?


  4. Terveen Gill December 11, 2021 / 3:41 am

    That one was nipped in the bud. Haha! What a twist. 🙂

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  5. Carol anne January 14, 2022 / 1:29 pm

    fabulous story I always love to read what you come up with for all the prompt words!

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