Sunday Strange microfiction challenge

Check out Jane’s painting for this week’s challenge:

Such a thought-provoking title for it too!
The Princess picking lice from the Troll

She could just make out the little blighters in his furry head as he bowed sheepishly in the half light.
‘You really should stop playing in the children’s playground Tol,’ she admonished.
‘I bet you found a hat to try on when no-one was looking.’
No-one saw me‘, he sulked. ‘I waited until they went back into class before coming out from my hiding place.
‘That’s not the point. I can’t keep doing this for you. It hurts my eyes and that old crone’s potion didn’t work. You’ve got a bald patch where I tried it!’
It stung too. Don’t you have a fine comb you can use instead of your fingers?’
Luckily the infestation doesn’t seem too bad this time.’
She started to giggle.
Tol sat back on his haunches and tried to look menacing.
Ha! You know that won’t work on me you great oaf. Come here and I’ll try to be as gentle as I can.’
Parting the soft fur on the crown of his head, she started to chant:
‘He loves me, he loves me not. He loves me, he loves me not. He loves me………’
That’s right,’ he grumbled. ‘Kick a poor troll when he’s down.’
She kissed him fondly and laughed louder.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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7 Responses to Sunday Strange microfiction challenge

  1. Ah, lovely. Now I want to know more! Delightful.😌

  2. Michael says:

    This gave a great smile Di, great response…

  3. Barb Knowles says:

    “Kick a poor troll when he’s down.” Great line.

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