Friday Fictioneers: the contract


 Thanks as always to Rochelle at Addicted to Purple


The Contract

He sensed that the god’s offer to make him king for a thousand years was a trick, but it was his greed made him agree to the bargain.  He’d been given a fortnight to think it through.   He read the simple contract over and over and couldn’t find a flaw. Waiting till the last possible moment he signed the parchment.

  I, king Bergamond, agree to surrender control over my kingdom to my brother if found unfit to rule. In exchange for this promise I will stand watch over my kingdom for 1,000 years.

Semantics had always been his brother’s forte.


This week’s photo prompt is compliments of Claire Fuller. 

Thank you, Claire, it is lovely!


Words:  100

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43 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: the contract

  1. cshowers says:

    How cunning his brother was! What an excellent story. It was well-written and thought out, and I suspect it didn’t take you nearly as long to draft it as it took the foolish King Bergamond!

    God bless you,

  2. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Lynda, That snake-in-the-grass brother and his contracts. Really, how did the king become king in the first place to fall for such a trick? Very, very good story – well done! Nan 🙂

    • Lynda says:

      Nan, It was simply a matter of being next in line. Being King is all about heritage and rarely to do with brains. History shows the dull ones are, usually, short lived…

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