The Cyclopes’ King stares at me like an insect under a microscope. 

The lantern I am trapped in twirls, hurling my stomach into my mouth.

Savage sounds mark a scuffle. Vicious race! One of them probably spun the lantern for mischief! 

The lantern abruptly flings me out. Dazed, I lie on the grimy palm of the Cyclopes’ King. 

He blubbers, “I have an ouch. Can you remove the splinter?”

I remonstrated, “You had only to ask politely instead of kidnapping me!”

I stagger under a ‘sword!’

Seeing the glint of a needle approach his finger, the blue-eyed giant faints!


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    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    Wow. Part 2 was funny and entertaining. I never thought of those twists. Especially, because of the needle, Cyclops king would die.

    Last edited 1 year ago by Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Margarida Brei
    1 year ago

    So much fun to imagine those events, Margarida. You made it well.

    Heather Chrzanowski
    Heather Chrzanowski(@heather-chrzanowski)
    1 year ago

    So glad I came back for part 2! This story is delightful. A Fairy Queen removing a splinter from the giant cyclops…what a great imagination! Well written. This could be an amazing children’s book.

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    1 year ago

    I love the humor in part 2, Margarida! I can just picture him fainting seeing the needle  ?  Hopefully, he will remember to ask nicely next time.

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