The Forbidden Door
I made my way through the inky blackness, walking ninja-like towards the door. A thick chain barred my way. Just like the queen to take such extreme measures to protect her riches. But I knew that she kept the key under her pillow, and I had stolen it.
I unlocked the chain and lowered it silently to the floor. As I drew open the door, a hallowed light burst from the chamber within, revealing the treasure I so desperately sought.
The light snapped on. “Harold, are you getting into the Thanksgiving pies?”
I wiped meringue off my lips. “No, dear.”
November 23rd, 2016 at 1:03 pm
Love it! Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂
November 23rd, 2016 at 1:09 pm
Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
November 23rd, 2016 at 1:06 pm
Classic! Happy Thanksgiving from Korea, Sir! Welcome back to Friday Fictioneers!
November 23rd, 2016 at 1:09 pm
Thanks, I’ll try to stick around. 🙂
November 23rd, 2016 at 2:20 pm
Haha, love it! The queen will not be happy! 🙂
November 23rd, 2016 at 3:14 pm
I’m glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I got to the last line. 😀 Too funny. Nope. You haven’t lost it.
November 23rd, 2016 at 3:29 pm
Just loved it, had to smile
November 23rd, 2016 at 6:52 pm
So not what I was expecting! That was fun indeed!
November 23rd, 2016 at 7:29 pm
LOL! Loved it!
November 23rd, 2016 at 9:16 pm
Very cute. With evidence like that upon your face you can’t hide behind the pie.
It reveals too much so for your sake, and for the queen, don’t tell a lie. 🙂 lol Have a great Thanksgiving day holiday.
November 24th, 2016 at 6:00 am
You led me up the garden path there… 🙂 It seems a while since I’ve seen you here.
November 24th, 2016 at 6:35 am
Wiping tears off. Wonderful. Thanks for the laugh.
November 24th, 2016 at 10:04 pm
I would have settled for cherry or apple because I hate pumpkin. Although, I like lemon meringue pie, I’d prefer it without the meringue.
Five out of five “four and twenty blackbirds.”
November 25th, 2016 at 6:36 am
Completely off on the wrong track, superbly done.
November 25th, 2016 at 12:38 pm
Ha ha, that made me laugh! Hm, he’d better get rid of the evidence before she catches him. “Sixth pie? What do you mean? There were only five, honey.”
November 25th, 2016 at 3:44 pm
November 25th, 2016 at 9:44 pm
Greetings and LOL!
Great twist. A quick, light and entertaining tale. Hope he saved some for everyone else!
November 26th, 2016 at 4:05 am
Great build up, great laugh at the end, well done
November 26th, 2016 at 3:47 pm
Yes, this made me laugh. I did not see the punch line coming.
November 26th, 2016 at 3:50 pm
Devious.. but I guess meringue trumps gold.
November 27th, 2016 at 8:06 am
My wife fixed a pie to take to a potluck years ago. Our son was about 3 at the time. I noticed he kept running back and forth to the kitchen all afternoon. When we got ready to leave, we discovered the pie had little finger-holes all over the top where Jesse would stick his finger into the pie then lick it off. Connie added a fresh layer of whipped cream and we took it to the dinner anyway.
November 29th, 2016 at 1:27 am
Very funny. Loved the twist. She kept the key under her pillow! She obviously knows him well.
November 30th, 2016 at 12:56 am
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, David. This was a funny story with a great twist at the end. Good writing. 😀 — Suzanne
January 11th, 2017 at 9:42 pm
Happy New Year David!…may you have a healthy, safe, peaceful, purposeful and productive year…..hope all is well with you ….blessings!, Kim