- The Dukeby Robert Zimmerman
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How to rule from an Ivory Tower
The Duke by Robert Zimmerman
75 Word Flash writing prompt entry

As the Emperor looked out through his tower portal, he saw subjects toiling and falling from exhaustion and fear. Turning to his Viceroy, he said, “There must be something I can do to stop this horrible scene. My people are falling by the roadside and they perish as I watch.”

“I'll do something to stop this awful plight.” The Viceroy bolted from the room and swiftly returned with a magnificent painting to cover the portal.

Writing Prompt
Can you tell a complete story with just 75 words? That is the challenge of this flash fiction contest. Title not included in word count.



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