Three 50-words mini-tales

I am a man of few words.


Kissing a frog

The princess had been told she may have to kiss a thousand frogs before finding a prince.Ā 
She wanted to get married soon as she wasn’t getting any younger but hesitated before attempting to kiss a frog wondering whether to osculate an amphibian was a breach of the royal protocol.

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The Publishing Deal

The author was pleased with the publishing deal he had been offered; twenty pence per word was an adequate sum, he thought. He was known as a prolific writer and he would be rich in no time.
Got pen and paper and began. Wrote 50 words and got writer’s block.

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The Quiet American

They called him the ‘quiet American’. Not because he was passive but because he was reserved.
He was a man of few words; just enough to communicate. So he kept his own counsel most of the time; spoke when spoken to and only in short sentences. He knew his limitations.

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Ā© Luigi Pagano 2018

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Guajiros
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Three good ones Luigi did you just do these or are they from your files
If its the former I am very impressed

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i think the first one is indeed impressive.

Amman
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I like the second one too, Luigi. Very droll.

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