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)
8 months 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 8 months ago by Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Margarida Brei
7 months ago

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

Heather Chrzanowski
Heather Chrzanowski(@heather-chrzanowski)
8 months 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)
7 months 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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