The Lazy Duchess (a short story)
by Michael Dann
Once upon a time, there lived a duchess.
She was very lazy, I must confess.
She slept in bed for hours on end.
She loved her sleep; she didn’t pretend.
Every day it was the same;
she huffed a sigh when morning came.
“I need more sleep,” the duchess whined,
as her mother opened a blind ...
This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of laziness. It is approximately 1,000 words.