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Weekend Roundup and April’s Blog Chain: March 31-April 6


 

Tweet of the Day: Defiance, from yahoo to oh no.

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Yes, a weekend roundup + the monthly Blog Chain. What can I say, I’m a giver. First lets see what this week brought us:

Yep, I lot of filler stuff. Crazy week, scrambled brains, you know, the usual. Now unto he blog chain.

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Da’ Rulez:

This month’s prompt:
April Fools

Yep, we went with the obvious one again.

Instructions:
Simply post your blog’s URL in this thread to join. Each post should be less than 1000 words if possible. Read and comment on other participants’ posts if you possibly can–they’ll be doing the same for you!

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The Fool grabbed a pair of melons, held them to his chest and bowed as low as he could.

“Your Majesty,” he said in a squeaky voice, “would you care discuss this affair?” he then switch to a light booming voice, “The King nodded to the Lady, but glanced at the Queen in despair!”

Father roared with laughter while Mother chortled behind her hand. Lady Laness smiled a brittle smile while her husband, the Baron Laness downed another goblet of wine. The Fool jumped and dance on spindly limbs, to the beat of the band’s drums and the jingle of his tricolor belled hat. He even refilled the Baron’s goblet a few times while he continued his stories about cuckold nobles, embarrassed monarchs and possessive wives.  At the end of his routine he went to sit at the little throne at the feet of the King’s but there sat was Samson, Father’s favorite hound. The Fool tried to move the stubborn dog who merely panted at him. In the end he gave up and sat chin on knees beside the furry beast.

After the banquet I asked Father why he put up with such mockery in front of the nobility.

“The difference between a fool and a wise man, is that the wise man knows his limits. A wise king must therefor listen to his Fool, or become a fool himself,” said Father. As non-answers went, that was a good one.

The real answer came the next morning, as the palace guards dragged away the Baron Laness covered in blood. According to the Captain of the Guard his men responded to an altercation in the guests quarters. Upon entering the premises they found the Baron, knife in hand, covered in blood, wild eyed and foaming at the mouth. The Lady state was too gruesome for the Captain to describe. It took five of his strongest men to hold down the Baron. In his quarters they found two bags of full of silver and a list of names of minor nobles.

A series of executions followed. And to each one the Fool went, not with bells in his hat, but with his Sunday’s best.

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Hope you like it. Don’t forget to visit the other participants in the chain:

Participants and posts:
orion_mk3 – http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to post)
Ralph Pines – https://ralfast.wordpress.com (link to post)
Angyl78 – http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/ (link to post)
Bloo – http://www.emergencyroomproductions.net/ (link to post)
Araenvo – http://www.simonpclark.com/ (link to post)
in_one – http://quirkythomas.blogspot.com/ (link to post)
MsLaylaCakes – http://www.taraquan.com/ (link to post)
egoodlett – http://ellengoodlett.com/blog/ (link to post)
Lady Cat – http://randomwriterlythoughts.blogspot.ca/ (link to post)
LanaK – http://lanaketrick.blogspot.com/ (link to post)
Lyra Jean – http://beyondtourism.wordpress.com/ (link to post)

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17 comments on “Weekend Roundup and April’s Blog Chain: March 31-April 6

  1. Thanks for the shout-out!

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  2. […] (link to post) Ralph Pines – https://ralfast.wordpress.com (link to post) Angyl78 – http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/ (link to post) Bloo – […]

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  3. “The Fool grabbed a pair of melons” That is an awesome opening line. LOL. Love the dark twist at the end, too <.<

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  4. I really liked the ending–especially the last line.

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  5. […] to post)  Ralph Pines – https://ralfast.wordpress.com (link to post) Angyl78 – http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/ (link to post) Araenvo […]

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  6. I almost did a story on court fools and now I’m glad I didn’t. Yours turned out so much better than mine would have. Well done! I loved it from beginning to end! 🙂

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  7. I’ve always thought of court fools kinda like clowns. Happy on the outside, sad on the inside. This piece was awesome. lol

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  8. Sounds like it comes straight out of my collection of Brother Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Loved it.

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  9. […] to post)  Ralph Pines – https://ralfast.wordpress.com (link to post) Angyl78 – http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/ (link to post) Araenvo […]

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  10. Like most people here, I loved the last line. Great story!

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  11. […] to post)  Ralph Pines – https://ralfast.wordpress.com (link to post) Angyl78 – http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/ (link to post) Araenvo […]

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