Ragtag Daily Prompts: Incompetent, November 15, 2019

While the rest of the court huddled in the throne room, le comte des deux chats, GarGar stood on the adjoining balcony surveying the crowds in the plaza below. The king sat on his beautiful, gilded, jewel-encrusted throne, dozing peacefully. Princess Pirouette stood out among those gathered because she appeared to be the only noble who wasn’t weeping and moaning, or praying loudly to God on high.

There must be hundreds of people down there, GarGar thought to himself.

Every time he waved to the assembled commoners, they would roar with approval. Some of them even carried makeshift placards with his name scrawled in lettering that was large enough for GarGar to see from his perch. It was unprecedented for a youth of his age to be so beloved of the people. While most found it disturbing, or perturbing or both, he was deeply moved by their devotion.

“If not for His Majesty’s incompetent government, we would not find ourselves in this predicament,” he shouted. At this the people broke spontaneously into song. It was Psalm Eighteen, I will love the Lord, my strength.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge: Slope, November 12, 2019

Bonny meandered up the slight slope in order to graze privately.

GarGar gazed dreamily at the miniature portrait of Princess Pirouette in a vain attempt to tune out the voice of his tutor.

“Your Excellency,” he droned. “It’s never too soon to learn how to deal with the opposite sex appropriately. While there’s nothing wrong with giving a few trifles to your betrothed, it’s a slippery slope. Is it true that you gave her your mother’s diamond collar?”

GarGar, le comte de deux chats did his best to stifle a yawn. “I’m not sure that’s any of your business, my good man,” he finally responded.

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