Sunday is the beginning of another weekly invitation from Alastair to open our imagination and tell the world what we see in his photo prompt. There is always several rich stories that flow from this interesting photographic offering. If you fancy a short adventure add your 200 words or less and join the fray.
The troubled kingdom needed a hero, or three. The invaders threatened from the north and the west, craving the bounty that was the kingdom of Manningham. At one time it had been the most powerful of the country, with a reputation alone that held any conquerors at bay. Now that reputation was the source of jokes in every ale house around as knights and knaves traded tales.
The Dark Knight of Coventry believed all of the unofficial press, making his attempt on Manningham with only a dozen of his faithful in tow. Three knights were ready to oppose him and he laughed as his steed thundered toward the conflict. But something unexpected made the difference. These three fought like fifty.
The easy victory was instead known as the worst defeat. The Dark Knight was paraded through the streets and brought before King Manningham. Always defiant, he held his head high, cursing his adversary until the end.
The legend of the knights was enough to keep other invaders at bay until a new legion of knights was ready.