A Delicate Woman

Photo by: J.S. Brand

Prince Armine became enamored by the farmer’s daughter when still a boy.

Angelica’s gentle, frail features glowed in sunlight. Her curly blond hair swirled like a halo as she smiled sweetly to everyone. Twice a day her tiny frame carried two large buckets of water up the steps. Each afternoon, she heaved hay bales over the fence to the waiting horses.

Armine only saw her delicate beauty.

When Armine came of age, Angelica happily accepted the Prince’s marriage proposal. On the road to their honeymoon, a highwayman stopped their carriage. The Prince pushed Angelica behind him. “Be safe my frail flower,” he instructed, gamely brandishing a pitiable dagger.

“Darling, please!” protested Angelica.

“I’ll protect you!” he squeaked.

Angelica shoved him aside with shocking strength and disarmed the bandit, hauling the burly rogue off his feet by his own axe.

“My delicate flower!” blustered Armine.

Standing upon the highwayman’s neck, she hauled Armine off his feet and kissed him gently. “Be good to me, my prince. This flower has thorns…big ones.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/fffaw-challenge-week-of-july-18-2017/

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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22 Responses to A Delicate Woman

  1. This is great! I loved it!

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  2. Shivangi says:

    Hahaha… loved it! Prince, you better watch out!

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  3. Hahahahaha! Carrying that water up and down those steps has given her a lot of strength! I loved this story! It is hilarious!

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  4. Not exactly Jack and Jill… Lol!

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  5. Varad says:

    She is delicate indeed! She would have made a fine bride for Joffrey 😀

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    How sweet, actually, that she can be both strong in reality and soft and delicate in his eyes — so long as he comes to love her “thorns” as much as her beauty!

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  7. Great character description, an apt mix of humor and thrill. Enjoyed reading it! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Lyn says:

    LOL You tricked us! The clues were all there, but we focused on her “delicateness.” Good golly Miss Molly, he’s going to be in for an interesting marriage 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. I do enjoy leading folks off on fun red herrings. Writers should have fun too. 😉 And yeah, he will have an interesting marriage. The sooner he accepts this, the sooner he’ll be happy. 😉 Thanks Lyn! 🙂

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  9. Enkin Anthem says:

    Yay, show him! And let him that be a lesson. I hope the delicate feelings of the prince can take it. Great story 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      The Prince will manage. He’s actually a good guy. He’ll adjust. He’s knows he’ll never have to worry about his wife…or assassins. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂


  10. mandibelle16 says:

    Haha.very much more than what she appears. Love her character 🙂

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