Write a speech from the perspective of an abdicating monarch.
You could make up a fantasy world, set it in the past, or stick to modern day. Why is this ruler renouncing their throne?
Colm surveyed the scene before him. Beneath a darkened and drizzling sky, mist swirled over the bodies. So many bodies. Their forces had won. They whooped and shouted, moving among the fallen. They removed their valuables, picking the carcass of a dead army clean. Colm felt sick to his stomach.
“I made a mistake,” he said.
“But we won,” Síofra said.
“Did we? Look at what I have caused.”
Among all of the great lands I have had traveled none have scaled in heart and health of our great kingdom. Our citizens are proud brotherly and devout to the kingdom. Many have laid their lives defending, building and farming for our kingdom all of which of strengthened our walls and our hearts. Among the many deserving praise our kingdom folk are deserving of, I am here with the highest of honor...
Never imagined it would come to this point
Only God knows why he chose me to anoint
I cherished every aspect of my duty to you my people
Any excuse I make now would be utterly feeble
And treacherous to the memories we shared
One thing I can say for certain is that I cared
Thank you for your faith and trust in my reign
It breaks my soul to cause you this pain
A man only abdicates for...
It’s warm. We long for the touch of chill, the promise of a frost we will never see. This is how we know it’s time and this how it has always been and yet…
It’s warm enough to stay. Here in our sanctuary, our oaken homes, we are safe. We know the way here and we know from the inborn memories of all the ones who went before that safe is not a place it is time and it cannot be held. We are nearly ev...
“ Good morning to you all. Today I stand before you not just as your queen but as a fellow commoner. Someone that you can trust no matter the title. I want you to hear it from me first, the one you chose to be your faithful queen.
This decision was not easy, but it’s one that I feel will serve the colony better. Today I have made the untimely decision to abdicate and renounce the throne. I k...
“You murdered Thyra?! Who are you?! What the actual he-“
“She left me with no choice, Seb.” The queen replied.
“What do you MEAN?! DO NOT CALL ME SEB. From now on, you will call me Sebastian.”
“Don’t bark orders at me! I am your mother! I am the queen!”
“Well I won’t be the prince anymore! I won’t be your son anymore! I hate you! You hear me?! I hate you!”
Sebastian left the palace with th...
Recorded March 17, 1979. Received and broadcasted across the Empire. Archived in Montbailey Imperial Library, New Dawnford prefecture, Ganymede colony.
It is a film of the Emperor himself, a narrow man in his forties, whose image has appeared beside the most legendary figures to live since he was conceived by the late Empress and her consort. He was not powerful like his Councilmen, or brilliant ...
Throughout my reign, the repeated warnings about the dangers of global warming has fallen on deaf ears. It is an issue my detractors insist is nothing more than governmental fabrication. However, the climate crisis we are now faced with has disrupted our cycle of life.
With agricultural necessities lessened, there’s barely enough to feed the selective diet of our young. The fossil fuels burn...
Her pen struck the desk with a little more force than she intended.
She glanced over the speech one last time, but her eyes merely went through the motions—she knew she needed to repeat the words aloud, but that wasn’t what was going through her head at the moment. She was already thinking about the after, for after a few days, when this change began to settle, she knew what the rest of her life...
The shining sun slanted on the kings palace forming a line terminator through the castle.
The king-Gazing from the balcony of his room felt conflicted by its beauty, feelings not of threat But misplacement.
“why?” Obsessed and tormented by the empty answers he always retreated to for comfort “wealth” “fame” “beauty” mentally replaying every pleasure they could bring a king…
all day he though...
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