Her Majesty Requests

The tiny museum had been selected for a royal visit. “Your name was drawn from the hat,” quivered a royal equerry, “It’ll be next Friday.”

Quite frankly, owner/manager/curator Frank Robson couldn’t be arsed – after all, he was a republican at heart and anyway, Friday was a golf day for him. But the mayor called in, all chain bedecked, as did the president of the chamber of commerce, and the mitred bishop, and between them they said it’ll be good for the town, good for business, good for the soul.

So he opened up. Let her in. Bent his knee.

Traitor!

This was for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneer’s 100 word challenge. Can you do it?

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28 Responses to Her Majesty Requests

  1. Patrick, Original and amusing take on the prompt. 😀 It was truly good for business. Well written. 🙂 — Susan

  2. I did a double-take when I came to the end. Then, I re-read it. The title is briliant and your story’s so creative!
    And I am completely dazzled by this sentence: “But the mayor called in, all chain bedecked, as did the president of the chamber of commerce, and the mitred bishop, and between them they said it’ll be good for the town, good for business, good for the soul.

  3. Sarah Ann says:

    With all that pressure, what was he supposed to do? Still, he could have pleaded a ligament problem to prevent the knee bending.

  4. Such a great take on a promp. Very creative and well written.

  5. The “traitor” comment made me chuckle for some reason. You captured the essence of this story well with your words

  6. Amy Reese says:

    Oh, the sacrifice of pleasing others. You do what you gotta. Great take, Patrick.

  7. hugmamma says:

    ha, ha. We all have to do…what we have to do. It’s a living after all…

  8. Margaret says:

    Not really a traitor – just choosing his battles. I like him. He’ll go a long way. Great story.
    Marg

  9. A reminder that we can’t always be as highly principled as we like to think we are!
    Well told 🙂

  10. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Patrick,

    Good last line. A fine finish to your tale. It reminds me of when our President visits his former stomping grounds on Oahu. Everyone is happy that he is from the islands but hates that his security detail basically shuts down the leeward side of the island when he shows up.

    Well done.

    Aloha,

    Doug

  11. Dear Patrick,

    A different take on the prompt. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  12. Great story. Unusual take.

  13. Ah.. for the sake of a greater good we are always willing to lay down our ideals (and even worse — a good game of golf)

  14. Sandra says:

    And next he’ll be turning down a knighthood. 🙂 Good take on the prompt.

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