Good to be Queen – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about paparazzi and the Royal Family, begins after the photo.

Genre: Speculative Fiction/Humor

Photo by: Janet Webb

Good to be Queen

There were rules…

The Royal family isn’t responsible for Paparazzi’s injuries during unauthorized photo taking.
The King and his staff may not take physical action against Paparazzi.

The oft-bridled passion of Julius and Esme found a rare moment for expression. He lifted her onto the table before the mirror. Esme’s panties went down, Julius went up, and…

King Julius saw the photographer’s reflection as he snapped away pictures outside the window.

“Darling, would you…?”

Queen Esme drew a laser pistol from her garter. Aiming carefully, the paparazzi’s camera heated, then shattered explosively. The paparazzi howled.

“Queens are NOT staff,” murmured Julius.

“It’s Good to be Queen,” grinned Esme.
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers meet for fun and frolic in the literary sense, and write up to 100 words of flash fiction from a photo prompt presented by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Sorry, Rochelle, I went slightly over 100 this time around. I hope you’ll forgive me. Look here for more great stories based on the photo above:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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35 Responses to Good to be Queen – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Heh! That was a good one, and damned imaginative. 🙂


  2. pattisj says:

    Fun and frolic, I do say, old chap! LOL That’ll teach those paparazzi!


  3. sandraconner says:

    How incredibly creative you are! And it’s always good to read a story where the bad guy gets what’s coming to him.


  4. List of X says:

    Surely the King and Queen can afford the blinds on the windows, But I guess hunting paparazzis is much more fun. 🙂


  5. Lyn says:

    Long live the Queen indeed. A stonkingly good story old chap! 😀


  6. Good for her. I figured there must be some loopholes in those rules when I read them. 🙂 The prince and princess are probably ninjas too.


  7. Caerlynn Nash says:

    Refreshing take on the prompt. One of my favorite so far. Good job!


  8. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Eric – Superb! So funny and, it is GOOD to be Queen!
    Nan 🙂


  9. That was terrific. i wish I was king.
    BTW i believe you first word “their” are rules – should be “there” are rules
    Now back io the stuff stuff of the Queen’s panties are down and the king is up….


  10. Dear Eric,

    I often say ‘it’s good to be the queen.’ 😉 Nothing like a story where the Paparazzi gets what it deserves. Well done and funny.




    • EagleAye says:

      An opportunity to shoot at paparazzi would definitely make a Queen’s life good, wouldn’t it. Something like a game of whack-a-mole. Glad you got a laugh, and thanks Rochelle! 🙂


  11. Have to be some perks for being Queen, right? Enjoyed this greatly.



  12. This was wonderful! Well done, Eric!


  13. Eric, Funny story. Was the bathroom on the ground floor or did the Paparazzi have to climb a ladder to get that shot? If a ladder was involved, it seems someone at the castle is getting money on the side. That shot will hurt their profits. 😀 Well written. 🙂 —Susan


    • EagleAye says:

      Ha! Let’s just say it was on the third floor, ’cause that’s more fun. Not only did the paparazzi get his camera blown up, he took a nasty fall. And if the Queen figures out who’s taking money on the side…heads will roll…*ahem* Thanks so much, Susan!


  14. Oh, yes! I’ve often thought it would be good to be queen. Now you’ve proved it.


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