For this weeks Flash Friday we had exactly 150 words to write about the following prompt:
Fairy walking bridge, Huangshang, China. Photo by Jesse Varner.
Worthy of the Gods
The emperors aide had perfected masking befuddlement with an encouraging smile, which was why his head was still attached to his body. Still, even he had his limits. He could feel the corners of his mouth twitch as the Emperor described his latest scheme.
“I’m sorry your highness, it is an excellent idea but I am a simple mortal and require greater explanation. Why would we not build your castle out of stone?”
The Emperor waved dismissively, “Stones are weak. I need a castle worthy of the Gods. They made the mountains, I shall shape one into my new home. Fetch me ten thousand sculptors.”
“Of course at once, although this may take some time.”
The Emperor scoffed, “Fool, I am immortal, time is of no concern.”
The aide bowed deeply, grateful to keep his head for one more day. Now where was he going to find ten thousand chisels?