"What is This." Asked the King.

“Tis a tear m’Lord.”

The king stared in amazement, “A tear you say?”

“Yes m’Lord, water from the eye.”

“And tell me Page, what causes this tear to form?”

“Why can be many things m’Lord. Sadness, happiness, anger, peace, love, hate…why there are many a reason for a tear sire.”

The King stared at the page with a dumbfounded look, “and what causes this Tear today page?”

“Why it’s my duty m’Lord, to fulfill it…It causes me pain.”

The King smiled, “You do me a service. So many years as King, before that a prince. My own ego removed tears from my eyes.”

“Yes m’Lord,” the page whispered.

“But today I cry…today i am finally more than a King. I am a man.”

“Yes m’Lord.”

The page watched the tears fall from the man’s eyes as he pushed the dagger further into the King’s chest. Yes, for all his cold tyranny, he had died a man.

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  • Pagly4u
    Pagly4uabout 4 years ago

    OMG…….!!!!! you had me on this one……what a twist the end was……..short sharp and soooo good…….Hugs Dear Bhai…….

  • Thanks Trisha!
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    – Paul Rees-Jones

  • bollyx
    bollyxabout 4 years ago

    did NOT see that coming. fantastic.

  • Yay…thanks Erin…very appreciated.
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    – Paul Rees-Jones

  • kimangeline
    kimangelineabout 4 years ago

    holy crap..had to reread that one….excellent!

  • thanks Kim!

    – Paul Rees-Jones

  • willowwyles
    willowwylesabout 4 years ago

    Your quite a guy.

  • Thanks Willow.

    – Paul Rees-Jones

  • rajahbah
    rajahbahabout 4 years ago

    Great write Paul & I too did not see the end coming! I love your work. Carole

  • thank you so much Carole!

    – Paul Rees-Jones

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesabout 4 years ago

    oh wow! I LOVE the twist at the end. You are great at these ;) x

  • thaks christie
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    – Paul Rees-Jones

  • kathibook
    kathibookabout 4 years ago

    Wow!! Powerful.

  • Thank you kathi!
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    – Paul Rees-Jones

  • scarlettlady
    scarlettladyabout 4 years ago

    Wow, I don’t know what to say, but I Love it!

  • Thanks Scarlett…but you tame dragons…that’s awesome.
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    – Paul Rees-Jones

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