[Posted for Genre Shorties. Prompt: the King of Luckland has a problem; what special powers, skills, knowledge or insight do you have to help him? Use at least 3 words that begin with the letter P.]
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The King of Luckland, Percival Pomerantz Purifoy, practiced perfectly. Prancing along the promenade, he had only one problem: pigeon-toes. “Penelope,” Percival pleaded, “the pigeon-toes prevent my prancing! Please produce the pigeon-toe prevention potion!”
The pinkishly purple paella potion was precisely what Percival needed for the pigeon-toe problem. Pursing her lips, Penelope putzed around her pantry, procuring the pertinent products.
The potion prepared, Penelope promptly poured it on the pigeons’ toes.
“Pah!” spluttered the pigeon’s president, Pablo. “Paella potion!”
“Phew!” whined Pablo’s peon.
But they parted post-haste from Percival’s promenade.
“Perfect,” said Percival, and paid Penelope plentifully in pesos and property.