Princess asked to write a post for the blog. She thinks Spartacus gets a bad rap. Indulgent mother that I am, here is her story (along with her photo work). Now you tell me, do you believe her version of the Super Banty or mine? Not that we get all competitive or anything....
Once Upon A Time
by Princess, age 12
In a land far, far away, there was a kingdom. This kingdom was beautiful. It had pastures full with flowers and there was always enough to go around. There were never pillagers…..until one unfortunate night when a band of turkeys attacked the king. His men tried their best to save his people and his lovely bride-to-be, but unfortunately they were no match for the savage beasts. When the turkey king came to claim what he had won, he kicked the old ruler out on his butt and claimed his land and his bride-to-be. The beautiful kingdom was no more. The pastures were as dead as dead could be and the people were dying because without the wealthy pastures, they could not grow their grain. What grain they could get to grow, the turkey king took and kept for himself. The bride-to-be was put away in the dungeon of the castle because she refused to be his matron.
When a villager heard of this news, he sneaked away from the village to find the true king. He searched high and low for the former king until he found him. When he informed the former king of the news and what had happened to his beloved, the king stood from his resting roost and yelled to the heavens, “I am Spartacus and no one takes my village and my loved one and treats them that way!” He marched to gather his former men who loyally followed after him. They gathered their swords and sprinted to the village, sneaking their way past the guards as they headed for the castle. They attacked from behind to get the upper hand. It was a long and drastic battle, but in the end the good always prosper.
And so Spartacus and his beloved lived happily ever after.
Mmmmmmm……no. Sorry it does not “fly”.
On June 22, 2008 at 5:59 am
:yes: :no: :yes: little is good! small is good! very brave spartacus to honor and rescue his beloved… :heart: but i believe she will prove herself as time goes on the the land of the chicken coop…and spartacus will be so very proud!
On June 22, 2008 at 6:22 am
Kim A. says:
I happen to think Spartacus gets a bad rap too!
Loved the story, Princess. Don’t tell your mom, but I prefer your version. 😆
On June 22, 2008 at 6:25 am
What a story! What a hero! I will be looking forward to more Princess posts.
On June 22, 2008 at 6:51 am
ROFLMBO!!! Great job princess!! 🙂
On June 22, 2008 at 7:41 am
Carolyn A. says:
I liked the story, but you forgot to say that when Spartacus came to get rid of the turkey king he told him, “Prepare to die!” I am rolling on the floor laughing. Love that Spartacus, the psycho king! xxoo
On June 22, 2008 at 7:42 am
Great job. Princess is a good story writer. Spartacus should be proud. lol. Cant wait to hear more Princess chicken, spartacus stories. :elephant:
On June 22, 2008 at 7:44 am
Well I’m torn between both versions. Princess’s version is very good but I can’t picture Spartacus in this role unfortunately.
On June 22, 2008 at 8:04 am
Kathy R says:
Looks like Princess may have found a career as an author. Move over, Mom, you have some competition.
Two versions of the same story? Isn’t that the way all history is written? It all depends on your point of view. People who didn’t experience the event for themselves choose the version of history that is either (1) the most well-written, or (2) the version that most closely matches their own prejudice.
Sorry, but the look on Spartacus’ face tells it all for me. He is the Sheriff of Nottingham, not Robin Hood. But tell me more, and I might change my mind…you never know.
On June 22, 2008 at 8:23 am
Fannie M Wiggins says:
Long live King Spartacus!!!!!!! I always said he was not all bad. Looks can be deceiving even in chickens. I hope his bride to be appreciated all he did for her and the chicken kingdom. Have a great day and hurry back Princess. Hugs.
On June 22, 2008 at 8:32 am
Bravo!! Bravo!!! :flying:
On June 22, 2008 at 8:47 am
Ann from Montana says:
Perception is everything…
Great story! – I love stories!
On June 22, 2008 at 8:49 am
Melissa's Cozy Teacup says:
Wanted:Suzanne’s heart. Stolen by:large bundle of fluff and love, goes by the name Cocoa, lets the cats eat her food.
I like Princess’s story. The good should always prevail.
On June 22, 2008 at 8:50 am
Shimmy Mom says:
LOL I’m wondering if you’re both talking about the same chicken?
Great story Princess. Although I like both versions.
On June 22, 2008 at 8:53 am
On June 22, 2008 at 9:36 am
I was amused by the Spartacus bad boy figure.
But Princess has made me look at him in a whole different light. Maybe he’s not so bad afterall.
Tell me more, tell me more.
Way to go, Princess.
On June 22, 2008 at 9:52 am
I like that! Thank you, Princess.
On June 22, 2008 at 9:57 am
Good story, Princess.
What did he do with the turkey king?
On June 22, 2008 at 9:58 am
Cheryl S. says:
Future romance writer in the making . . . notice how the story had a basic “love conquers all” theme? I wonder where Princess gets that from? Loved the story and I won’t be looking at Spartacus in the same prejudiced way I did. Thank you, Princess!
On June 22, 2008 at 10:04 am
Karen B says:
:thumbsup: WTG Princess! :typing: Hope to hear a lot more from you.
On June 22, 2008 at 10:11 am
Claudia W says:
Great story, I like this version of Spartacus. I hope you write more stories for us Princess!
On June 22, 2008 at 10:24 am
well, there’s more than one storyteller in your family!
On June 22, 2008 at 10:31 am
Tori Lennox says:
Great story, Princess!!! Gotta love a happy ending. 🙂
On June 22, 2008 at 11:07 am
Spartacus may fit both stories. He’s a schizophrenic chicken – I just know it! (Okay, obviously I can’t choose which version I like better either!)
On June 22, 2008 at 11:16 am
:hellokitty: Now Mom, you know 12yo’s never tell stories.
On June 22, 2008 at 11:19 am
Veggie Mom says:
Loved the story. I found your blog thru another link, & I’m pretty impressed! I’m new to the Blogosphere–come visit soon!
On June 22, 2008 at 11:38 am
Jen (aaron-n-jen.com) says:
What an awesome story!
On June 22, 2008 at 11:49 am
Princess THAT'S RIGHT THE ONE AND ONLY says:
thank you thank you :wave:
:rambo: the turkey king was thrown away in the dungeon for the rest of his natural born life and :shimmy: his men were smart and surrendered and the king was :heart: nice and let them go but not without a warning.
I have no intention of becoming a writer when I get older. Sorry if that disapoints u 😕
On June 22, 2008 at 12:10 pm
Princess THAT'S RIGHT THE ONE AND ONLY says:
i luv COCO
On June 22, 2008 at 12:11 pm
Oh – great story! Someone mentioned a prejudiced view of Spartacus – remember that the way we perceive others (that includes chickens) may cause them to become that way.
On June 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm
Way to go, Princess!! LONG LIVE SPARTACUS!!!
On June 22, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Princess that was a wonderful story! :clap: Spartacus has at least one family member on his side. 😆
On June 22, 2008 at 1:34 pm
I think you may not be the only author in the family now. Your daughter wrote a great story. I do think Spartacus might be just a little bit maligned. I do enjoy your posts on his view of the world though.
On June 22, 2008 at 2:15 pm
Lauri V says:
I heart King Spartacus and Princess! Great job Princess…you ROCK!
On June 22, 2008 at 2:46 pm
LOL Never say never, Princess. Life has a way of biting you in the @ss. I have to admit I like both stories. I also got to see the dog that looks like a grown up Coco – it’s a sweatheart and my daughter’s 4 month old puppy had a ball with Ogie (pronounced aw gee)
On June 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm
The Spartacus spin machine is going at full speed!
On June 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm
Right on, Princess!
On June 22, 2008 at 3:18 pm
Debbie in Memphis says:
Great story, Princess. Wonderful job!!
On June 22, 2008 at 3:27 pm
Yay! Princess is sticking up for Spartacus. I think he gets a bad wrap. Woo-Hoo! *G*
On June 22, 2008 at 4:23 pm
Amy Addison says:
LOL! Good job, Princess!
On June 22, 2008 at 5:00 pm
Kathleen in MI says:
Princess has inherited her mother’s writing ability.
I love her story..had to know how she felt when she chose Spartacus as his name, a hero, not a villian.
On June 22, 2008 at 5:14 pm
Wow! Princess you are a great writer..I can see you writing books one day too and I loved your story, because it reminded me of my fav movie called “First Knight” with Richard Gere. I encourage you to journal your stories and I bet you already do!
That Coco – the sweetest puppy face EVER! Love that pup!
On June 22, 2008 at 5:24 pm
I just want to know how either one of you have time to write anything at all with that adorable ball of fluff!!! I’m glad you got the puppy after your deadline or your editor would still be waiting. lol :woof:
On June 22, 2008 at 6:49 pm
Jennifer Robin says:
Good story Princess! You must take after your mom with that story writing talent. I have a Princess of my own visiting me for the whole summer, Princess Cupcake, and I hope she is going to be able to be a guest writer/photographer for me too!
On June 22, 2008 at 6:50 pm
Great story Princess…i’m starting to see Spartacus in a new light!
lovin’ that Coco by the way. I had a chocolate lab named cocoa and she was the sweetest girl e.v.e.r.
On June 23, 2008 at 12:32 am
:biggrin: Princess, excellent story!!!! I love happy endings! You rock!!!!! P.S. I won Jonas Bros. tickets!!! Wanna come to Md. ????? Maddy will be psyched! :treehugger:
On June 23, 2008 at 9:24 am
Crystal B. says:
Great story, Princess. 🙂
On June 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Very cute story that kept me on pins and needles until the very end. Keep writing Princess, it must run in the family!
On June 23, 2008 at 6:10 pm