Thursday, 7 June 2012

Fifty Seventh Friday Flash: The Prince and the Frog


Image source: Glass Frog

Prince Jeremy wandered away from his younger and handsomer brother's engagement party. His brother was to marry the prettiest woman in all the lands. A girl he was supposed to marry, but she had caught John's eye. He fought it at first, but he soon saw that she shared his brother's feelings. He might be older, and the heir to the throne but he wasn't going to get in the way of his brother's happiness.

Jeremy cursed his luck and kicked a rock. It shot off and landed in a pond, disturbing a frog, it croaked. Jeremy sat next to the pond. If he wanted to he could choose any lady in the kingdom, but he didn't want that. He wanted something more, but he wasn't sure what.

“Kiss me...” whispered the wind.

Jeremy turned around. There was nothing there.

“Kiss me, you fool!”

Jeremy turned to the frog. “Was that you?”

Ribbit!

Jeremy had had almost a whole bottle of wine, he shrugged, picked up the amphibian and planted a kiss on its rubbery lips.

There was a loud popping sound. He opened his eyes. Standing before him was a beautiful woman with a dress made out of lily pads.

Jeremy laughed. “I've drunk way too much.”

The girl came closer and looked at him with her big wondrous eyes.

“Umm... how about a dinner and a play sometime?”

The girl just smiled. There was a buzzing sound nearby, a moment later the girl's tongue shot out and grabbed a fly.

“Well, I guess that's dinner sorted.”

“Ribbit!”



24 comments:

  1. Well,she's a girl who's cheap to take out! LOL

    The first sentence jarred me a bit, I think you could leave out the first 'the party' and it would read smoother with 'Prince Jeremy wandered away from his younger and handsomer brother's engagement party.'

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    1. You should see her jump!

      Well spotted Helen. Thanks! Flows a lot better now.

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  2. Also change 'her brother' to 'his brother' in first para?

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  3. Well, I'd happily date someone who said Ribbit a lot. cute take on the original :-)

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    1. Thanks Mazzz!

      It would make things interesting for sure.

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  4. I really like the way this concentrates on the older brother character. He resonates well!

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  5. "He wanted something more, but he wasn't sure what." Is this a "be careful what you wish for" parable? :) Very fun, Craig.

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    1. I think so Jen. Definitely going to give him a lot to think about when wakes up the next day with a vicious hangover...

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    1. I agree. Imagine if we lived in a world where wishes came true. Would be quite chaotic :P.

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  7. Made me smile did this Craig, I hop everything turns out okay for them. (Croak... I mean groan.) :D

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  8. It would be so bad to enjoy flies. Knew this would work out well after "handsomer," Craig.

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    1. Makes me cringe just thinking about it. Thanks, John!

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  9. Heh-heh. Dream date.

    By the way, love the barbed wire on your photo. Reminds me of home.

    Robert
    (Ook van die Kaap)

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    1. One that may quickly turn into a nightmare.

      Thanks! Haha yup no place like home.

      I see you're in the UK at the moment?

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  10. lol cute take on the story!

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  11. Ah, the pond, perfect place to pick up beautiful women. I suppose we just need to keep an open mind and either listen for when a frog makes her choice, or just kiss as many random fly eaters as necessary. Cute story.

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    1. Thanks Richard! The latter might lead to a lot of warts, but you never know unless you try ;).

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  12. I broke out laughing at the end — "Ribbit!" maybe he should just jump her? 8-}

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    1. Thank you Larry!

      And you do mean they should play a game of leap frog, right? :P.

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