Story by Gregory M. Fox
from A Breath of Fiction’s archives
originally published November 28, 2010
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I hear my buddy Chris decided to pay you a visit. After the laugh we had with him, I’m surprised he was even brave enough to show his face in public. But the really astonishing part is that I heard you’re actually going along with his crazy idea. Is this for real? I mean, did he show you that lame bit with the pear? I told everybody you must be playing a practical joke on him or something. He’s calling himself the “Great Admiral of the Ocean” for crying out loud. How could anyone take a guy like that seriously? But everyone tells me you’re sincere. Do you actually think he’ll make it?
If all I’ve heard is true, then I have to let you know I’m a little concerned. I mean, what are you and Ferdinand smoking over there? First it was the Inquisition, then the Granada War, now this. I think you guys need to rethink some life choices. Everyone knows Chris is a crackpot who wants to kill all the Indians ever. And besides, Africa is where the real action is. Cape of Good Hope, here we come!
King John II of Portugal
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