Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Royal Repast

Copyright Rachel Bjerke

Dear princess how I secretly follow you around in the castle’s grounds.  When you sit at the edge of the cool well under the old linden tree and play with your golden ball, I wish I could be with you.

Yesterday I heard your lamentations when the golden orb sank in the well.  I can’t swim but then he came.  That dastardly amphibian!

I heard the clever rascal forcing you promise companionship in return for retrieving the ball.

Fortunately you ran away and I caught him as he followed you.


The cook does indeed work miracles with his garlic sauce.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

And for those interested here is the classic recipe for Cuisses de Grenouille à la Provençale (Sautéed Frogs’ Legs) for those of you playing at home.  This is one frog prince who didn't make it past the pot.

26 comments :

  1. Loved the touch of garlic!

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    1. Garlic always makes things better :-) Thanks for reading an commenting.

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  2. And a handful of parsley.

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    1. I think that is in the recipe. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  3. Ouch.. and that's the end of the frog.. I wonder if the frog-legs turned to a prince's legs when the princess kissed her food, that could be a distressing image.

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    1. Hopefully the only magic remaining is in the food. Thanks for reading and commenting Björn.

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  4. Dear Subroto,

    I guess that's one frog who never got a kiss from the princess. I enjoyed your delightfully fractured fairy tale.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle I am glad you liked it.

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  5. Dear Subroto,

    Brilliant last line to a marvelous tale. The frog was living on the edge anyway. Good work.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    1. Thanks Doug I am glad you liked it, sadly the frog croaked in this tale,

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  6. I love your take on this, although not a fan of frog legs. :-) I'll carry the smile with me this morning.

    janet

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    1. Thanks Janet I am glad it made you smile.

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  7. Frog legs in garlic sauce. I hope they told the princess it was chicken. Nice story!

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    1. Everything tastes like chicken :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Caerlynn.

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  8. I think I saw that frog. He's now a double amputee in a wheelchair. Great piece of writing here. I have to wonder about the person secretly following the princess around. Stalkers always give me the creeps.

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    1. Is he now? Poor creature might get toad away now ;-)
      The creepy stalker is still hanging around though. Thanks for your comments Russell, I am glad you liked it.

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  9. I'm glad the princess has a protector. Frogs aren't to be trusted. Most enjoyable story.

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    1. I am not sure if he is a protector or a stalker :-). Thanks for commenting Margaret, I am glad you liked it.

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  10. Took me a read or two to get it. You and I both had protagonists (well, sort of a protagonist) getting eaten in our stories. Fun twist at the end.

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    1. Thanks Perry and they made fine eating too.

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  11. 'Dastardly amphibian' gave me the cllue I needed to work out your reference. A clever story.

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    1. Thanks Lizy, I hope the recipe is a clue too ;-)

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  12. Oh, what a twist to an old fairytale! Loved it. Especially the garlic sauce. :)

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    1. Garlic sauce goes with everything including Frog Princes :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Loré.

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  13. Good one! I must say I have not tried it myself, but they say it tastes just like chicken!

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    1. True but I am too chicken to try :-)

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