Flash Fiction: Knights of Cydonia

‘You are the best warrior in Bimbongia,’ said the king. ‘But could you beat a knight of Cydonia?’

‘I have heard they are mighty, Majesty.’

‘Humungous, Garalopmop. But to earn my respect, you must slay a giant.’

After a long, perilous journey, Garalopmop arrived in Cydonia, where to his surprise, the first knight to challenge him was a dwarf.

‘I’m sorry,’ said Garalopmop. ‘But upon my honour, I must slay a giant.’

‘Sire,’ said the dwarf. ‘Cydonia is a strange, magical land, where our height varies according to the seasons. At this time of year, the knights are short.’


In response to Matt’s Flash Fiction Foray, where this week’s prompt was Knights of Cydonia by Muse. You are entitled to groan.