Enthral… 54 Words

She does so enthral him, when the Captain sees her.

“Lock her below. Put her in chains. Enthral her.”

“Aye, Cap. Right away, Cap.”

Later, under sail. The Captain makes his way below deck. Pushing open the door, a candlelit damsel.

“What dost thou want of me Sir?”

“Only to look dear, just look.”


Thanks to Ula Grace for her assistance in this story. Want to take part in the WEEKEND WRITING PROMPT? Write a story or poem with just 54 words, no more no less, and send it to Sammi Cox.

8 responses

  1. Nicely done.. Those tiny word counts are tough. You told the whole story…

  2. Well done Ted and Ula.

  3. It’s all in those few words

  4. Dear Ted,

    Hard to be enthralled while in chains. Nicely done.



    1. He has captured her and is going to make her his prize. Middle English usage of enthrall was to make a slave.

      1. I kind of figured that out after I left my comment. 😉 Good one.

  5. The old meaning of the old word, inthrall; enslave…but then does he want her to be enthralled?

    1. Yes he wants her to be enslaved, his captive. I like when there are different meanings to a word and to use both in a story.

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