Here is a piece of flash fiction I have Written for The Bloggers Bash Blog Post competition. If you’d like to enter then you’d better get scribbling as it ends TONIGHT (22.03.2018) at 23:59 GMT! The theme is “Royalty”, and can be about anything which springs to your mind!
Click here for full details of the competition and how to enter. First prize is a £100 Amazon gift card, with two runner-up prizes also on offer. Not bad for a paragraph or two!
Being a committee member, I can’t officially enter the competition, but I thought I’d give it a bash regardless! I hope you enjoy it, it was a fun way to spend my lunch break!
The Crown Jewels
By Adam Dixon
“And, lo! Behold, the Crown Jewels! Worn by the monarchs of England for centuries!”
“Wow! They’re incredible, Professor!”
“Stunning, aren’t they? The craftsmanship which went into creating these marvels…ooh, it gives me goose-bumps!”
“The guys in the lab have scrubbed them well. I can’t see any dirt on them.”
“Quite right, too! It’s painful to think of them buried amongst the rubble of the Tower for so long…”
“They’re impressive, sure, but why did we bother?”
“What do you mean, lad? That’s Old Earth history before your eyes!”
“Yeah, I get that, but the custom is backwards. Allowing a single family to have so much influence doesn’t scream equality, does it? Surely we don’t want that revived?”
“Well, no, but you see, it- “
“Plus, it’s impractical; the bloody thing must weigh a ton! Not the best idea for a hat, is it?”
“A hat? A hat?!”
“Calm down, Professor, I’m just pulling your leg! You should’ve seen your face!”
“Hmmph! I should like to teach you a little respect for history! Every human being should appreciate relics from when we were free!”
“They really are fascinating, Professor, but I do still wonder why we bothered. The Overlords will have us vaporised if they find out we have them!”
“That’s exactly the point, lad! These aren’t simply relics, they’re symbols! They will remind us of what we lost when the Overlords descended. We don’t need to bring back an outdated system, we just need to let it light a fire in the minds of the public! Now, turn off the lights and help me lock this away. It’s a precious thing.”