100 Word Story – Gluttonous Royalty (Part Five)

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.

Matilda walked through the kitchen doors, her senses enveloped by the different scents and aromatic flavors wafting around. Three servants were spread out, each of them working at different stations, preparing dishes, pouring drinks, all to please The King.

“Am I really about to commit treason…?” Matilda thought, looking at her hand. In her palm was a single white pill, small and fragile. This is what she would use to kill The King. It was what The Queen demanded.

Seeing a fresh plate of food waiting to be served, Matilda walked over and picked it up, “I’ll serve this one.”

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