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Friday Flash: Toad Prince

Another drabble for Friday Flash! The image is from wiki commons.

Arreal squeezed her right hand under the rock. The princess liked mushrooms. Arreal wanted to surprise her.

She fondled her gold locket with her other hand. The princess was generous and even mushrooms weren’t enough to show her gratitude.

Her fingers closed around something rough and dry. She brought it out and found herself holding a toad.

Its tongue licked her lips. Arreal shrieked; its tongue slipped inside her mouth.

Pain wracked her body.

Fingers pooled diamond jewelry around her. “You kept your word, princess.”

The princess arrived; Arreal tried to kiss her lips.

“I’m not a man. Stupid girl.”