(Author’s note: Life gets busy. And when you get a new case handed to you with a whole bunch of things going on to get fixed, priorities come up. However, I am glad to finally have some time to write. Here’s this week’s Fictioneers entry!)
The Last Emperor
by Miles H. Rost
Forced into a position where I didn’t want to be.
Father was deposed, My powers slowly stripped over 3 years, an Emperor with no empire.
Sure, they made me a king. But being subject to the whims of a larger emperor, a king in title only, was more than humiliating.
What will the history books say about me, Sunjong son of Gojeon? A prisoner in my own palace by the hands of two foreign usurpers.
Like my life, the palace is worn down. I’ve lost many years here. I never thought I’d be a gilded bird, caged in bittersweet splendour.
One wonders if all Royals live in glided cages?
I must admit – neither of them look very happy, I suppose royalty isn’t always plain sailing 😊
A figure head without self-esteem. Perhaps, a job in the paddy fields would bring reality home.