Monday, 1 April 2013
King Alfonso the Architect and Princess Alice
The Slightly eccentric A to Z blogging adventure of unknown and rather unpopular Modern fairy tales
A King Alfonso the Architect and Princess Alice
A long long time ago in the Albanian artisan town of
the aristocracy applauded the albino king, King Alfonso
the Architect whose alluring arches were applied
to all his amphitheatres and aqueducts with great approval. King Alfonso’s Aunt Annabel
had an attractive daughter called Princess Alice who was rather aloof and who had the aristocracy wrapped around her finger. King Alfonso the Architect announced
one afternoon in August that who ever could turn Aluminium into Gold using the astonishing powers of alchemy could marry Princess Alice. Alexandria abruptly argued aloud at
one and all about such arrangements, and said that it was appalling
and did not appeal at all. But once the king announces
an announcement it is announced. Alice
The Abyssinian Association of advanced alchemist’s interest was aroused by the announcement and the allure of absolute power was appealing. And as we all know the Abyssinian Automatic alabaster android of
Abyssinia is an
aficionado of the art of alchemy. King Alfonso the ARCHITECT
had absolutely no advanced knowledge of the Abyssinian Association of advanced
alchemist’s and had not anticipated
the arrival of Albert the Abyssinian Automatic alabaster android at all. Princess Alice
was aghast and again argued aggressively
about it to the Archbishop,
but it was accepted by the Archbishop that the king’s word was absolute so if the Alabaster android made gold from aluminium then marriage it was.
Albert the Abyssinian Automatic alabaster android smiled and rubbed acids and acorns on the aluminium ingot plus the arm of an armadillo and an anchovy from the
Atlantic, said abracadabra, ate an apple and ping, bright shiny gold appeared. Princess Alice said AAAAAAAuuuuuuuucgghhhh and found herself walking down the aisle towards the archbishop. And before you could say Rumblestilskin was on her honeymoon
in the Alps.
As it appens (sorry happens) Albert the Abyssinian Automatic alabaster android was a nice android and Albert and Alice lived appily (sorry happily) ever after
At this point I need to add a small but vital addition to the letter A you see without the letter A our ever so exciting fairytale for the letter Z could not exist (yes OK I have not even thought it up yet but like last year in the grand A to Z, I feel it is important to close the circle. Not that anyone noticed last year, well I think two did……..
A is for APPLE
Yes the apple is a fruit that grows on trees (I think), it might be green or red or green and red or even a sort of yellowish green. They are often used to make pies and are useful to hide drugs in that make princesses sleep for a very long time or until some interfering prince comes along and ruins things.