We are the Knights (that’s pronounced phonetically - cuh-nig-its - as of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail) Who Say Cyclic, a group of High School students, all of whom attended 6thgrade at Challenger School. At Challenger, we each gained not only a respect of the English language but also the want to change the world. Our noble mission is to improve America, one step at a time – primarily by improving the U.S.’s tongue and correcting false ideas about how its government functions. To learn more, please visit our website at www.cuhnigits.org.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Author's Note: This is an excerpt from my 13,000 word story, with
which most of you are probably somewhat familiar. Please comment,
critique, criticize - anything that will contribute to the story's success.
Thank you, and enjoy.
When they reached their destination – the king and queen’s rooms – Katie was released and allowed to wander the sitting room while Helena went to find King Griffyn. When she returned not two minutes late, Katie’s father was at her side. The king was tall like his wife, and he had a beard and head of hair that was black streaked with silver. His eyes were pale blue, and they seemed to penetrate Katie’s soul as she resolutely returned his fierce glowering. “Father,” she said with sarcastic respect, as she rose and curtsied. He did not reply, merely crossed his arms and frowned. He seemed to be much larger, and (though she hated to admit it) more intimidating than Katie remembered. She clenched her jaw and folding her arms in mimicry, if only to try to convince herself that she wasn’t frightened. “Your recent behavior has been deemed unacceptable.” He said in a low, dangerous tone. “By whom, Your Majesty?” Katie was really pushing it. She knew her father was already angry, but it was just so tempting to be a pain. “SILENCE!” He roared. “Do not speak until I command you to do so.” He was practically trembling with anger. Katie inhaled quickly and stepped back, defeated. “Your recent behavior has been deemed unacceptable,” he growled, speaking louder now. “Naturally, the ideal consequence would be expulsion from the kingdom. Regretfully, we are not authorized –“ he hesitated and Katie knew he was thinking about Lord _______ and the High Council. “- to preform such an act. However, we have been permitted to confine you to your chambers until said behavior is amended and any conflicts resolved. You may now speak.” “Okay,” Katie said, treading cautiously with carefully-chosen words, “May I inquire to the validness of a matrimonial act between myself and Prince Zachery, if such a consequence is instated?” “Said matrimonial act will proceed, minimally affected by… absence of the betrothed.” “And my lessons?” “All regular events in which the princess partook would be terminated.” Katie nodded curtly. “May I be excused?” King Griffyn frowned again, and then rang for a servant to escort her to her room.