Once upon a time, there was a king who was kind and loved by the people of his kingdom. As a result, he also had many enemies. They hatched a plan to poison his food.
The wise king came to know about such plans and solicited the help of an ancient sage; who cast a timeless spell.
“All food would bear the mark of all the people who handled it. Hearts would appear when cooked with love; darkness otherwise.”
The king thereafter only consumed food cooked with love. He continued his service to his people until the ripe old age of 150.
PHOTO PROMPT © Kelvin M. Knight
Word Count: 101
Flash fiction in response to Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff.