Friday Fictioneers: The Princess

In high-heels and silk dress, the princess took her daily walk around the palace. Despite the lingering mist, she loved to be outside after a rainstorm. As she passed, the emperor’s officers and servants bowed or curtsied. Politely, she returned the gesture.

Despite being a princess, she didn’t feel like one and was eager to explore the world beyond the palace. Her father often said, “This palace is the world.” She knew deep down that’s not true. On one fateful day, with her belongings on the back of a horse, she rode out of the palace and never looked back.

(100 words)

For Friday Fictioneers

A little backstory: My mom once told me one of her ancestors was a princess when dynasties existed in China and that plus this picture prompt were enough to get my imagination juices flowing.

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19 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Princess

  1. There’s great courage in taking up an adventure in place of comfort and security, but a gilded cage is still a cage. I wonder how hard it would be to find someone to change places with her!

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