Friday Fictioneers–look at the photo, write a story circa 100 words, and click the blue frog to link your story or read other tall tales.
The king’s men I can understand—they’ve got hands, they can use tools; they know their way around a hot glue gun. It’s the horses that really get me. They don’t even have opposable thumbs. And they make me sneeze.
Do you know how hard it is to sneeze when your head isn’t connected to the rest of your body? It’s no picnic, let me tell you. So here I am. Humphrey Dumphie—what a name, right?—in pieces because the king just had to go and volunteer me for his favorite magician’s new magic trick.
Screw you, Criss Angel.
25 thoughts on “All The King’s Men”
Someone’s been watching Supernatural. Screw you, Criss Angel, indeed!
Was there a Criss Angel one? I finally caught up! So I’m actually suffering from withdrawals. David Blaine was just on the TV but Criss Angel is a bigger dbag.
I think there’s an episode called “Criss Angel is a Douchebag”
Oh yes, the magic one–I do remember. Not one of my favorites.
lol. too funny 🙂 i don’t get the horses either, how could they possibly help ^^
Nursery rhymes are weird–I should probably look up the origin of that one. I’m sure I learned it at one point, but I’ve forgotten!
ive forgotten all about it too. something about king richard, i think. yup, they usually have really dark origins not meant for kids 🙂
I think you’re right–I knew it was about one of the English kings. Ring around the roses always gets me now that I know what it’s really about.
Very clever 🙂 I like it!
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
Had no idea who Chris Angel was so I looked him and after seeing photos of him, I’m sorry I did! 🙂 Cute story, though.
Yeah–interesting guy, not someone I’d want to be friends with! Glad you liked it!
Cute story… they know their way around a hot glue gun… Hilarious!
Thank you! I thought it was funny–glad I’m not the only one!
Yours is definitely the most unique take on the prompt. Totally charming narrative from the nursery rhyme. The King’s men armed with glue guns is a hilarious idea.
I was really surprised no one else–out of the ones I’ve read so far–did Humpty. Glad you liked it!
Humphrey Dumphie, that’s what comes of sitting on the fence. Great take on the prompt.
(Out of interest, is Humphrey Dumphie the name you know the nursery rhyme by or did you make it up?)
Poor Humpty. Thank you! No–I learned it as Humpty Dumpty, but I decided to give him the new name in the thought that, over time, he would earn his less flattering nickname and become legendary.
Changing names to protect the innocent (or avoid libel) is always a good idea : ) Masterstroke with the glue-guns BTW. I can see why the horses wouldn’t want to touch them.
Yes, I’d rather not face a lawsuit from Grimm & Grimm…nasty imaginations those two have.
Haha I honestly didn’t even think about the horse-glue angle…I was just thinking about the lack of thumbs. That’s great!
Hard enough being in pieces but when all the king’s horses just make you sneeze. Then to leave him no way to reach for a hankie. Poor Humpty. Cute story.
Thank you, Rochelle!
I found myself trying to imagine sneezing without my head connected to the rest of my body.
And no way to cover your mouth so people aren’t angry at you for spreading germs!