100 Word Story – Gluttonous Royalty (Part Four)

Gluttony, one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Some acknowledge it as the deadly sin of them all. Other think of it as one of the easiest to overcome and endure. It all depends on just how far the sin as taken over the person’s entire being, the body, soul, and mind. As for The King, his gluttonous ways drove him to become who he his now.

Day after day, every waking hour, he was at the dining table, gorging himself with food. He paid no mind to the welfare and needs of the townsfolk outside. The Queen took over to the best of her ability while he ate, but she could only do so much. His personal servants cowered in fear, forced to bring more food to him or fear the threat of public execution.

Matilda saw The King’s rapid growth, and knew this wasn’t going to end well.

The servants couldn’t believe their ears, especially with The King feasting right in front of them. Surely he overheard The Queen’s words. But he just sat there, continuing to have his fill. And The Queen watched, her eyes razor-sharp, honing in on him.

“I want my husband dead. Make his gluttony be the cause of his death.”

Matilda stared in shock before opening her mouth, “Lady Pariah… that’s the grounds for public execution; it’s treason.”

The Queen walked across the room and approached Matilda, putting something in her hand, “I shall make sure it will not come to that, Matilda.”

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