Sunday, March 8, 2015

the little prince

This post is written in response to a prompt for Quote Quest from The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls. Here is the prompt:
"It's too early in the day for killing princes."
This quote was originally from the movie Troy, spoken by the character Achilles.

The prince whined from the table, clattering his spoon against his plate. "Where's my quail? I asked for quail today! I demand quail!" He continued to holler across the room as his feet kicked around, hidden beneath the lacey tablecloth. Steam rose from the freshly carved turkey before him, plump red berries surrounding the platter. The little prince formed his mouth into a tight pucker, frowning. He crossed his arms over his chest in defiance, refusing to eat his dinner that was void of quail.
"But, Sir," stuttered the cook, who was quickly pulled from the kitchen to fend for himself before the prince.
"I want quail!" He demanded again. His father, the king, watched his son's growing fit from across the table, sighing. How will such a child ever grow into being king over the realm? 
The young prince began tossing potatoes at the cook who stood before him, shivering in fright. One of the potatoes bounced off the arm of the cook, bopping the little prince in the head. He began to wail, rubbing the rising bump on his forehead. The guard beside the king immediately withdrew his sword, ready to defend the royal family, even if it was just from a potato.
"There, there," the king told his guard, lightly patting him on the shoulder. "It's too early in the day for killing princes," he playfully added. He quickly rose from his seat and dismissed the cook from the room so that he could speak with his defiant little prince.


  1. Hi paperdollmom!

    I really enjoyed reading this scene! The poor cook.... :)

    I already answered your question on my blog, but I'll also answer you here- this prompt came from Pinterest ( and I don't know who originally made it.

    Thanks for joining the link-up!

    1. Thanks for reading! I ended up just googling the quote and found all the information quite easily.

  2. That is so adorable!!!! I love how you had the King say that!:D
    Do you plan to continue?:)

    1. Thanks for your thoughts! And no, I will not be continuing the story past this scene. I only created this scene as a flash fiction piece just for this quote quest.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked it.