Let Joy Be Unconfined

The new king surveyed his subjects, meeting their stares with unwavering eyes.

The court Ladies oohed and aahed at his beauty.
Wise old Lords proclaimed he would be the greatest ever.
Maidens wished to lovingly hold him, making him theirs.
Youths hoped to befriend him, anticipating future adventures.

All too soon, the royal audience was over.


With the family gone, I took my wife’s hand as we gazed at our newborn son. Our new king.

My entry in the December 2020 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: The New King
Genre: Speculative Fiction