This 'Lost' Tale, a narrative poem written in rhyming couplets and iambic pentameters, is a bawdy re-telling of the Lady Godiva story. It incorporates various pieces of myth, lore and legend pertaining to Lady G's well known ride through Coventry in the nude, including the presence of the infamous voyeur, Peeping Tom.
A late addition to the Anglo-Saxon myth, the puritans put Peeping Tom into the story during the period of Cromwell's Commonwealth as an example to folk of divine punishment. They also had Lady Godiva riding through an empty marketplace, when in reality the opposite happened in the original story.
Anyhow, suffice to say, there's one point in my rendition of the Lady Godiva story that has so far made every reader feeling a little squeamish, if not queasy.
Below is a link to PennyShorts, the site where, for a small consideration, The Cook's Second Tale can be read:
Can you read The Cook's Second Tale without being yucked?
Below are links to my most recent Global Short Story Competition winning story, my short-listed story for the National newspaper (Abu Dhabi's, annual short story competition) and a story that appeared on the Every Day Fiction site - where you can leave a comment: