Snip! – Chimera 66


Sheik Mahmoud gestured, and tall, muscular Aziz followed Chamberlain Dawud away.

“Trouble?” said Ghassan.

“My wives are angry about Fatima,” Mahmoud scoffed. “Aziz will ‘correct’ their misbehavior.”

“What happened?”

“Fatima was truculent.” He waved dismissively. “She’ll eat solid food again soon.”

High-pitched screams erupted from the harem.

Mahmoud grinned. “See?”

Dawud returned, trembling. “Highness! Your harem is outside. They’ve brought Aziz, your new eunuch with them.”
Author’s Notes:

I expect most folks know what a eunuch is, but just in case, Eunuch: “a man who has been castrated, especially (in the past) one employed to guard the women’s living areas at an oriental court.”

This week at the Grammar Ghoul Press, the prompt for the Chimera 66 #8 writing challenge is: Harem. I didn’t plan the splash picture for the story, but when I saw it, I realized it was perfect. Look here for more stories answering the challenge:

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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12 Responses to Snip! – Chimera 66

  1. Are you a Bill Hicks fan? After reading the little burst about you, it sounds so much like him…I’m a big fan as you can probably tell. Love the word chimera…used to he a kid’s store in Soho..NYC…called Chimera. It was great. Had such unusual merchandise.
    Knew what a eunuch was. Pharaohs favored them…am I right? They were neither here nor there I guess you could say.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Actually, I haven’t heard of him, but now I’ve got a youtube video of his playing right now. It seems like he’s right up my alley. Chimera 66 is one of two writing challenges (limit 66 words) to be found at the Grammar Ghoul Press. You might enjoy it. Eunuchs were definitely neither one nor the other 😉 , and they’ve been used all over the world, especially in the middle-east. Thanks for the tip about Bill Hicks, and thanks for stopping in! 🙂


  2. HAHAHAHA!! You made me laugh out loud, really loud, with this one. Brilliant!

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  3. Lyn says:

    Aaah, I do love a happy ending. Sheik Mahmoud might have to rethink how he treats his harem. Something tells me they are not women to be trifled with. A completely satisfying read that left me smiling.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Yes, it is a happy ending. Sheik Mahmoud has to do some fast talking if he wants his manhood intact. His best warrior and bodyguard has been gelded and the ladies ain’t foolin’ around. Glad you got a smile out of it. Thanks much, Lyn!


  4. I doubt the Sheik would agree, but a little justice never hurt anyone, lol.

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  5. Michael says:

    Fatima 1, Aziz 0.

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  6. Suzanne says:

    What Michael said. Maybe that’ll learn ’em. 😉

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