One year before the Prince came of age, the King sent out his best men to the four directions, each to return with two maidens, beautiful and of noble birth.

When the eight potential Princesses were assembled, they were given the best tutors, the finest gowns, and all the luxuries of royalty.

After eleven months, the King was appalled to find all eight maids a-milking the situation for all it was worth. In a rage, he had six put to the sword. 

The remaining two were the least indulgent, but the King knew a Princess must also be strong. So each was given a sword and put in the arena and told to prove themselves.

After long minutes of fighting, one stood, bloodied, over the body of her foe. She dropped her sword and proudly bowed to the Prince. “Princess Arielle, at your service.”

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Huh. Well. There ya go. BlogFestivus day 8.

Note:  I moved the list of BlogFestivus participants into the sidebar —->

Also, an insane intrepid newcomer has joined us!

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Day Body Count Possible Moral
Day 1 0 Don’t land in a tree when parachuting with a bag full of money.
Day 2 2 Beware of pretty shiny things.
Day 3 2 Don’t let taunts get to you. Also, don’t play with explosives.
Day 4 1 Don’t mess with the birds.
Day 5 0 Fantasy doth not the place of reality take.
Day 6 2 Beware of falling in love with a goose.
Day 7 0 When a wise old witch-owl speaks, it pays to listen.
Day 8 7 Eat lightly and carry a big sword.
BlogFestivus Day 8: Indulge me
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11 thoughts on “BlogFestivus Day 8: Indulge me

  • 12-08-2011 at 1:29 pm
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    Yikes! Your body count skyrocketed today. May the maids rest in peace.
    I am amazed how much story can be told in 144 words. Well done!

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    • 12-08-2011 at 2:20 pm
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      Well, I didn’t want to get a reputation. And, thanks!

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  • 12-08-2011 at 2:34 pm
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    The Prince better watch his back with that kick-ass Princess! And I think you just sped past everyone in the body-count department.

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    • 12-08-2011 at 2:41 pm
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      Yeah, the Prince may be in over his head.

      I wonder if many others find it harder to kill off humans than birds in their stories. There are four more days left for people to catch up, though!

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    • 12-08-2011 at 4:27 pm
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      Ill. Definitely ill.

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  • 12-09-2011 at 2:39 am
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    The maids are rockin it today.

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  • 12-09-2011 at 4:14 am
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    never trust a woman with a blade in her hand !

    the prince better watch his back

    Just saying ! 🙂

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    • 12-09-2011 at 9:49 am
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      I agree. I don’t think the prince stands a chance.

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  • 12-09-2011 at 12:40 pm
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    I loved this one! Sword fight for the Prince. Awesome.

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    • 12-09-2011 at 2:01 pm
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      Thank you! It was actually pretty fun to write — especially since I didn’t have a clue what to write when I started out.

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