King Megalomax feasted on duck and twenty other dishes. His terribly malnourished subjects waited nearby, hoping he’d throw a bone at them.
A messenger approached and offered a card to the king. It read:
“What is this?” roared Megalomax, angrily.
A crossbow bolt suddenly smashed through the king’s head. He died in his soup.
The messenger replied blandly, “I believe it was a sporting chance.”
This is the first effort for a new writing challenge, Chimera 66. With a one word prompt, we must write exactly 66 words including the word prompt. This is my story. Look here for others: http://www.grammarghoulpress.com/chimera-66-writing-challenge-1/