Micro Bookends gives you the first and last word of your story, and a picture prompt to incorporate. All to be done in just 100 words (give or take 10).
For this week, it was the words Face and Book and this picture:
Long Live the King!
“Face me in a duel, or be declared a coward!” he yelled, restrained by two men-at-arms.
The duke smirked. “Why would I? What is in it for me?”
“Your honour, and perhaps the pleasure of running me through.”
“Tempting, but no. Just as the eagle deigns not to war with every sparrow with a sense of entitlement, so too are you beneath me.”
Enraged, he managed to tear an arm free, only to be swamped in an instant by more guardsmen.
“I am your king!”
“Wrong tense m’lord. For you, I am afraid there is no happy ending as in a book.”