100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#172 – The King’s Demise


This week’s prompt: …when the daylight returned the king was dead…

There was no doubt about it. The morning sunrise brought news of the king’s demise.

It was a shock to us all as only the day before the king had declared today a public holiday. When asked why he had done so he replied that he was the king and if he wanted us to have a holiday he would and could do so.

We all stood around looking at his body. Some sipping coffee, some in pyjamas but all agreed if it wasn’t for bread knife in his back he’d be enjoying the holiday with us.

Written for: https://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week172/

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19 Responses to 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#172 – The King’s Demise

  1. JackieP says:

    Ouch! A bread knife eh? Gee, hope it was quick. 😉

  2. Long live the …. Oops no he didn’t quite make it..I blame the chef 😊

  3. Loretta says:

    I like it… It’s not every royal who gets a holiday named after him BEFORE he dies.

  4. Cecilia says:

    Ouch, bread knife …! Thanks for sharing.

  5. A bread knife? I suppose the good silver get locked up over night. I agree with Jen. Must be the chef. He’d have a strong arm after all the daily chopping in the kitchen. 😀 😀 😀

  6. scrapydotwo says:

    Good short story! Maybe the king was forced to declare the holiday because…… he knew something?

  7. RoSy says:

    Sounds like a long painful death.

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