Friday Fictioneers – Week # 77 — A Royal Love Story

This week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt is a photo by David Stewart of a statue in his home city in Korea.  My response turned out to be a love story — maybe because my focus this week is on Valentine’s Day.  Here’s David’s photo, followed by my take on the challenge.

The Wrong Tourist

A Royal Love Story

Once upon a time, a starving sculptor fell hopelessly in love with Princess Kameko.

He will have to create a great statue for the courtyard of my palace, and prove himself worthy of you,” the king said to Kameko. “It must exhibit his love for you in such unusual manner that people from many lands will travel to see it.”

The artist thought – agonized – for days, finally presenting himself to the king with tools in hand.

Three days later, the royal city gathered in the courtyard and gasped with pleasure at the unveiling of the oblique statue: Falling In Love.

Artist and princess lived happily ever after.

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To take part in the fun visit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ site.  She is the dynamic host of the challenge:
http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/15-february-2013/

28 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Week # 77 — A Royal Love Story

  1. If he were anymore falling in love, he’d be flat out in love. 🙂 There’s nothing like a happily-ever-after-story every so often and this is the perfect time of year for it.

    Happy Valentine’s Day,

    janet

  2. Dear Sandra,
    There’s nothing like a happily ever after story to start off Valentine’s Day. Imaginative and well done. It left me with smiles and warm fuzzies.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle
    PS Thanks for your kind words on mine.

    • Thank you. I had already designated Wednesday through Friday as “Three Days of Love” on this site, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Then this prompt came out. I honestly wasn’t TRYING to think of a love story. This little fairy tale is just what came to me. I was actually surprised when I realized that what I had written would fit right into my “love” theme.

  3. of all the stories i’ve read in all the months, i don’t think anyone ever started one with “once upon a time” and ended with “happily ever after” before. well done.

    • It is rather interesting, isn’t it, that a style of intro and ending that has been used for centuries previously has now, in this 21st century, become a “new” format for telling a story. Thanks for taking the time to read it and comment.

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