The actual story came out at 1,980 words, just right for the Global Short Story Competition with its word limit of 2,000 words. If it doesn't make the grade there, I'll add a short prologue and epilogue (some of the material not included in the actual Tale would be ideal for this purpose) and submit it to Writers' Forum's monthly short story competition - word limit 3,000 words.
All that apart, whilst writing my own Godiva, I realised the topic was ideal limerick material. Below are my two offerings. The former got turned down by a family-friendly limerick site (a bit of an oxymoron, 'family-friendly limerick'), though the latter tickled the site-owner's fancy. The site is linked after the second limerick:
Godiva, a young bit of fluff,
said, "I'll ride through the town in the buff."
And she did, at the cost,
of Tom's sight which was lost -
not to mention a saddle-sore muff.
Said Lady Godiva, “Take heed
and don’t ride in the nude on a steed;
for the skin of young maids,
gets chaffed and abrades,
causing much saddle-soreness indeed.”
Anyhow, back to the grind.
Below are links to my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment, my most recent Global Short Story Competition winner, 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: