365 DoW: Day Fourteen

16 April 2016

Today’s prompt: History of Language! Write a piece of fiction describing the incident that gave rise to the phrase “third time’s the charm”.

A long, long time ago, there lived a fearsome king.  As told by his most trusted advisers, the king knew he needed to produce a male heir.  His first wife failed to deliver a son before her untimely death after two years of marriage.  His second wife bore two daughters before mysteriously disappearing on the eve of the king’s birthday.  Careful not to anger their king, his advisers looked for a new, younger wife, hoping this time for a male heir, so as to avoid the king’s wrath.  Lo and behold, his new, young bride quickly produced a male heir, which appeased the king.  After these events, people started saying, “third time’s the charm,” referencing their king.  As time went on, people started to forget the events that led to this saying.

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