LindaGHill said :”Welcome to the Daily 2023 Just Jot it January Prompt and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for SATURDAY, JANUARY 14th! Well, so far, so good. I’m doing pretty well keeping up with the prompts this year by staying ahead of the game. There’s something to be said for taking the pressure off by being prepared. “
Your prompt for #JusJoJan the 14th and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “once upon a time.” Start your post with “Once upon a time,” then write whatever comes to you, whether it be fact or fiction. Have fun!
Once upon a time
Once apon a time there was a young prince, named Bonniface. His family had reigned over their kingdom for a thousand years!! Sadly the present king ( Bonniface’s dad) was not the best with the royal purse and right now the kingdom was deeply in the red! The King and Queen after much deliberation decided Bonniface should marry Princess Precious from the the kingdom next door but one.
Well that was not so bad she was quiet a looker! So it was a light and happy heart that he set off to meet Precious. All went well on his arrival until after dinner whilst having drink out on the palace veranda that Precious showed her true colours.
She told Bonniface that if he wished to marry her he had to carry out some quests for her, to prove his worth.
Poor Bonniface had spent the last two years, getting water from the Well of Life, crystals from the Mountains of Doom and three scales from a living dragon ( boy that was hard!) and now he was supposed to getting a lock of hair from a fairy!
Night was falling and Bonniface was hungry and so was his horse. As they rounded the bend Bonniface saw tiny twinkling lights up ahead. Ah! he thought perhaps there is a chance of shelter and food, his horse ( who I have not introduced yet, named Jet, due to his colour) thought exactly the same .
Nearing the lights the Prince and horse were amazed to see that they were surrounded twinkling fairies! They were really so enchanting and beautiful. The Prince stood stock still and opened mouthed. The tiny and beautiful faires danced all around him. All the warnings he had been given about this sort of thing totally disappeared from his mind and he forgot the rain and the tiredness and smiled !
A beautiful soft voice from behind him made him spin round .
There in front of him was the most beautiful Fairy Prince, blonde hair, blue eyes, red lips and equally as tall as himself. Bonniface was smitten . “Prince Bonniface I assume” said the silver tongued Fairy Prince, ( he really did have a silver coloured tongue). “I have had my eye on you for several months now” The Fairy Prince smiled and bowed very low taking a good look at the bedraggled Bonniface as he straighten up. Bonniface was still dumbstruck.
Well the Fairy Prince persuaded Prince Bonniface to stay for dinner and for decency’s sake I shall not mention what happened after dinner but boy it was hot and joy reigned supreme!
In the morning the Fairy Prince invited Prince Bonniface to stay with him forever, apparently if he stayed he would become a fairy too and be married to the Fairy Prince. It took Bonniface a split second to weigh up the pros and cons of life with the Fairy Prince or Princess Precious…… Yup he stayed and he and the Fairy Prince lived happily ever after. Well I say happily ever after they did have their ups and downs and Bonniface found himself in the body of a frog more than once but he and his Prince never slept on an argument and they always made up before sunset . They had lots of fun and glorious sex and Bonniface never had to go on anymore quests!
Jet became a unicorn and was very popular because he was the only black unicorn in existence!
Prince Bonniface’s parents suddenly came into money and his younger brother Bob became the next in line ( Bob was an accountant so the kingdom was in safe hands)
Princess Precious, well after a year or two decided that Bonniface was not coming back so she married Prince Rufus of some other Kingdom and after an uneasy start they fell in love and she become half decent !
I won’t say they all lived happily ever after because let us get real no one does not even in real fairytales. But these guys above made a pretty good fists of it!
This is a rewrite of a post I did in 2017.