At last the prince slew his dark demons, the only fear he’d known. He kissed the moon goodnight, drew up his coverlet of stars, and drifted down to rest under the slumbering sun.

This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend Trifextra prompt, in which the editors asked us for a children’s bedtime story in exactly 33 words (one that won’t leave our kids with visions of the boogie man dancing in their heads).

20 responses to “Bravery

  1. “Kissed the moon goodnight, drew up his coverlet of stars”
    those lines would lull me into a dreamy sleep any night.

    I loved this. It was full of whimsy and gentle courage.

  2. Ahhhh! Peaceful! I want to be tucked in just so. Beautiful job. I miss this having big kids. Although, the never turn down a back rub from mommy even at 20.

  3. I especially love the image of kissing the moon goodnight!

  4. Beautiful. A coverlet of stars. I love that.

  5. lovely piece Christine , I loved this line ” drew up his coverlet of stars ” , there’s so much beauty even in darkness

  6. This made me smile. The rest is better after those demons are gone 🙂

  7. Gah, you slay me. Reading your stuff is like swimming through words in a fantastical lake.

  8. This is so lovely and whimsical. Love the line about the moon kiss and the coverlet of stars. Beautiful!

  9. I am always so impressed with your writing. This is such an incredible image you’ve painted with words. It brought to mind my own little prince and what he may be like in a few years.

  10. Christine, you’re killing me. You drop a couple of lines and make me want a whole book.

  11. Aww… brave knight, sweet dreams.

  12. Nice! I like how you included the sun, moon, and stars.
    -Alicia Audrey

  13. Beautiful! Such rich imagery in your words. Well done!

  14. Oh I love this one, and how it could be for both children and adults.

  15. That’s just lovely. I could so use a coverlet of stars. Thanks for linking up.

  16. I love this whole piece! It’s just so wonderfully beautiful and magical!!

  17. This seemed a lot more than 33 words because of how powerful it was.

    Congrats on your bronze medal, this week.

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