Sunday Photo Fiction – King Darah

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170 08 August 28th 2016

Teri looked at the man sat beside her on the throne. He was king, and she was queen. She always knew she was borne for greatness. When the Royal Guards came for her, she knew she would be the greatest monarch. His family had all perished in various ways leaving him, the 23-year-old King Darah, as the last remaining member of the royal family. He was never supposed to get there. His seven brothers and sisters as well as their children were in line before him. He was 17th. Now, he was King. Teri smiled, and when Darah glanced over at her, her smile became broader. He gave a brief nervous smile, more a twitch of the edge of his mouth.

Yesterday, they were married; today he was crowned king. Tomorrow, he would fall out the bedroom window. Surviving that would be difficult. It would go down as another tragic accident, and she would become the sole monarch and she would shape the country as she saw fit.

When they reached the bedroom that night, Darah noticed the colour drain from her face.

“What’s wrong my love? I had the bars put on the windows to stop any nasty accidents.”

40 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – King Darah

  1. Pingback: Sunday Photo Fiction: Part Eight – Nineteen-Years Later – Mandibelle16

  2. Love the surprise ending! He has his work cut out for him to stay one step ahead of her, but I have a feeling he Will! She may have met her match…in more ways than one! Wonderful stroy.

  3. Great ending. The king is smarter than he looks, I guess after losing much of his family, he’d have to be. He’s going to have difficulties with his queen perhaps 🙂 Nice tale Al.

  4. Hey, Al, you are no fun.
    A gal has to get ahead any way she can, and I personally was a big fan of her manifesto.
    My money is still on a sticky end for ol’ Darah.

    • I imagine she had a personal hand in each one, and now someone is on to her. Will make it a little more difficult. Thank you 🙂

  5. Oh good, I’m glad to see the murderous spouse foiled for a change! I hope he keeps a close eye on her, though; seems like she’s the type to have a plan B.

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