Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about a former great ruler contemplating his future, begins aft the photo.
Genre: Speculative Fiction/Humor
The undead king, Atrenidos, stood on a street corner in Massachusetts. His stone-like visage made him appear a statue though the revenant was quite mobile. Once in control of 75% of the known world over 2000 years ago, he now looked on with trepidation.
Awakening from slumber, he feared that he could never wrest control away from these people. People so intelligent, they’d invented spaceflight and the instant information-sharing capacity of the internet.
And then he witnessed a man attempting to drive, drink coffee, and text all at once…in snowy streets.
Atrenidos smiled a stony smile. Taking over this world would be an easy victory.
Every week, take up the art of story-telling. A trade begun by the great scholars of old, telling the stories of great kings. Prompted by a photo, like the one at the top of this post, the Fictioneers write up to 100 words of fiction. Look for more great stories right here: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/4-july-2014/