A Chance Encounter

It was the early dawn, and Princess Goldie made her usual rounds through the castle, a routine that never varied, and yet always seemed new to her, as if it was the first time. Suddenly, she froze, her heightened senses aware of a new presence just outside the castle walls. The interloper’s face was warm and friendly, staring back at her with a passionate intensity. Could this be, she thought, the long-lost prince come to rescue her?


Jupiter & Crazy Guy, by edenpictures, licensed under CC BY 2.0

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21 thoughts on “A Chance Encounter

  1. Faye January 5, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    How do I love thee?
    Let me count the ways:
    Pan fried.
    Butter & Lemon.
    Fish sticks.

  2. Faye January 5, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    …her usual rounds through the castle, a routine that never varied, and yet always seemed new to her, as if it was the first time.

    Gold Fish brain. ROFLOL. NTMTOM one of your best.

    • Kar January 5, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      That happens when you have the brain the size of a lentil…

      • Faye January 5, 2016 / 8:08 pm


  3. dubravkamcvmd January 5, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Oh no! As someone whose theme song is “It Never Entered My Mind,” I identify with the romantically almost brainless.

  4. birdlady26 January 5, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Just another blond moment.

  5. Kay Fabe January 5, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Sure most think this will end in tragedy, but I’d like to think this is the beginning of an “Incredible Journey meets Finding Dory” Disney adventure.

    • AJ January 5, 2016 / 4:26 pm

      And I was just going to ask if the fish’s nickname was Dorie?!

  6. Raymond January 5, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Brilliant! This reminds me of a goldfish sketch by John Finnemore, posted (probably without permission) at:

      • Raymond January 5, 2016 / 8:56 pm

        John Finnemore’s humor gives me hope. I’m glad to have introduced you. Now I’ll have to find a way to give him a heads-up about NTMTOM.

    • Faye January 5, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Very Pythony. I enjoyed that. Thank you.

    • Kar January 5, 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Got flash backs of that old Taxi sketch: What does a yellow light mean?

      • Faye January 5, 2016 / 8:06 pm

        This is one of my all-time favorite skits.
        Ahh, Reverend Jim!

      • 6rabbits January 6, 2016 / 7:59 pm

        Like the classic “who’s on first?”😉

    • Faye January 5, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Did anyone else notice his name is
      Finn-e-more? Fin, get it?

  7. Deb January 5, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Long- lost prince come to rescue her? Just like a Pisces would think!

    • Faye January 5, 2016 / 6:03 pm


    • Mikeyfur January 5, 2016 / 6:21 pm


  8. Smartypants January 5, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    Don’t worry, Princess, I’ve called the palace guard to protect you – a phalanx of Siamese fighting fish and the armored division (hermit crabs)!

  9. Faye January 5, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Cat: if only the force field would give way. I’d be all over that.

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