The Flood

The Flood

A Story by Jack...
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The rain came and did not stop. It was up to the only one who could save the town from total destruction

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The Flood

By Jack Ivey

 

A princess stood upon a bridge above a small stream eating a piece of fruit and crying. Her tears were so great that before long the small stream had become a raging river. The river, flowing at considerable speed had left its banks and was flooding the valley. No matter how hard she tried she could not stop her crying.

 

Meanwhile, downstream the townspeople received word of the coming flood and began preparing for the disaster by placing items up off of the floor, moving livestock to higher ground and attempting to build a barricade along the banks of the river.

 

The mayor frantically sent word for Sir Thomas, a local hero and all around handsome guy.

 

“How can I serve you, Mayor?”

 

“Thomas, as you know, the town is about to be flooded and there has been no rain in the area. Please ride north and find the cause and see if you can put a stop to it our future depends on you.”

 

With that, Thomas mounted his steed and headed north as fast as he could ride. Arriving at the Kingdom he spied the Princess on the bridge crying.

 

“Fair princess, why is it that you cry so?”

 

“Oh kind sir, alas, I have no answer for you as I know not why I cry.”

 

He approached the blonde haired girl and thought she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her skin was as fair as a spring morning and her eyes of the bluest skies. How could she possibly be so sad as to cry a raging river? He prepared himself to console her but the closer he got, the clearer the picture became.

 

“Fair princess, that fruit of which you eat is an onion.”

 

“Indeed an onion, fresh from the royal garden. My first one and it is delicious.”

 

“Would you mind allowing me a taste?”

 

“Why no, kind sir.”

 

She handed him the onion and instantly her crying ceased.

 

He tossed the onion far away and said. “You see fair princess it is the onion that makes one cry.”

 

“Oh kind sir, I am so happy to have ceased crying. How can I ever repay you?”

 

“Well you could breathe in the other direction.”

© 2013 Jack...


Author's Note

Jack...
A humorous Flash Fiction story

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This story has produced a series of very definitely unfeminine, unangelic guffaws. My little dog is looking at me as if I had gone stark raving mad, as I mop the tears of laughter from my face, and try to pat the front of my nightgown, where the tears have wetted it.
What a glorious beginning to what had promised to be a rather dull day...

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Angel. A few years ago I wrote many of these little flash fictions with humor.. read more
CrochetRie

10 Years Ago

Exactly what she said, ya made my day! LOL



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I love it, short and hilarious. I thought I was reading something by Dr. Wood, but sans rhyming. I hope you take that as a compliment, for I enjoy greatly the humor of that Brits wit....and yours.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thanks so much my friend, to be compared to Doc Wood's humor is definitely a compliment. Did you eve.. read more
Astro

10 Years Ago

Indeed, with the tranny and the jungle-love. Great stuff.
Wow! I like this, Jack. Actually, at the time you posted this one, I'm only 4-day old here. LOL.

Super like this. Astonishing! You made me smile this morning (it's morning here), Jack. Thanks.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thank you my friend. I appreciate the laughter so early in the morning. :)
Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

You're welcome, Jack.
This is so cute. It actually would make a great childrens' story.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Yeah if I wouldn't get arrested for teaching kids how to tease each other about having bad breath. T.. read more
Was them modern times or .. oh wait, that's a southern accent. :) I'm overly tired and too silly to make any sense! You'd think we'd have a better solution for onion breath by now. LOL

Posted 10 Years Ago


Angel

10 Years Ago

Honestly...if we can send a man to the moon, we surely ought to be able to come up with a better sol.. read more
Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thanks to both of you...indeed, you would think so by now
CrochetRie

10 Years Ago

LOL- Love it Jack!
HAHAHA. Very funny, jack. You turn the fairytale on its ear.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thanks so much Pryde. Happy you smiled.
This story has produced a series of very definitely unfeminine, unangelic guffaws. My little dog is looking at me as if I had gone stark raving mad, as I mop the tears of laughter from my face, and try to pat the front of my nightgown, where the tears have wetted it.
What a glorious beginning to what had promised to be a rather dull day...

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Angel. A few years ago I wrote many of these little flash fictions with humor.. read more
CrochetRie

10 Years Ago

Exactly what she said, ya made my day! LOL
LMBO... Jack you really had me going with this one.. I never saw that ending coming.. lolol.. love love love it... xo Rose

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thanks so much Rose. A little humor to brighten the day.
Ha! I was expecting Mr. Romantic and I got Mr. Stinktastic! Ha! Angi~

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

Thanks Angi, just a little fun for a Wednesday.
great Jack......This would make a great poem....Why did I not write this, eh?

Posted 10 Years Ago


Jack...

10 Years Ago

I had a feeling you might like this.
Angel

10 Years Ago

It does sound rather like something our beloved Doctor W would come up with, doesn't it? I wold ne.. read more
o.k. got me big time on that one hahahah silly princess shrek coulda handled it*)
these were all super great really

Posted 11 Years Ago


Jack...

11 Years Ago

Thanks, I hope they inspired you to try your hand at it. Anytime you need help with something, just .. read more

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Added on January 8, 2013
Last Updated on January 16, 2013
Tags: Flood, River, Onions, Princess

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Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..

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