Emily and the Toys by Bill Schott
Flash Fiction contest entry
Emily stood by the coffee table and introduced her friends to her grandfather.
"This is Rainbow Dash and Rarity."
"Why hello, Rainbow Dash."
"That's not Rainbow Dash, Papa."
"Oh, sorry, Sweety."
"This is Rarity. This one here is Princess Kaydon and here is Celestria."
"Hi, Princess Celestria."
"She's not a Princess, Papa."
"My mistake. She seems like she is a princess."
"She is a lady in waiting. She and Pinky Pie are plotting a bloodless coup."
“Yes.They respect Princess Kaydon, but are afraid that her fiscal policies and defense planning experience are insufficient for her immense responsibilities as a monarch.”
”That’s - ah- amazing, Emily. You’re having fun with your toys.”
“Yes, Papa. I learn a lot playing. Tomorrow, after the war crimes tribunal, and the issuing of lengthy toy box sentences, a parliamentary rule will be established.”
”Well? That’s pretty g—“
“Then my shadow government takes over.”
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