Ragtag Daily Prompt: Reckoning

Babies 1Lest he forget who he was, two torchbearers always ran ahead of King GarGar, shouting, “The King! The King!” This had the added benefit of providing advance warning to courtiers that His Majesty was approaching and to remember to bow or curtsy upon his approach. Queen Pirouette didn’t bother with such niceties. She rather liked surprising people in mid-conversation, or mid-embrace. Because he was hard of hearing, the Cardinal did not realize that he was in the presence of his sovereign until it was too late.

It was just as well. The Cardinal, who thought he was above all authority, be it secular or religious, pointed a bony finger at His Majesty and shouted, “There will be a reckoning!”

Baffled by this outburst from the kingdom’s preeminent prelate, GarGar could only laugh. “What do you mean by that, Your Eminence?”

“The wages of sin are death, my son! Death!”

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: December 13, 2019

Red 2 rose macroRed 3Red 4 Lilly macroI’ve got to do a better job of keeping track of what I post. I realized tonight that I posted the same flowers two days in a row (pink gerbera daisies). As Cee posted a red rose for today’s FOTD, I decided to follow suit, along with a red gerbera daisy and a macro of a lily.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Pets

Babies 1 cBecause my babies are black and white, there really isn’t much difference between the color and the black and white versions of the same photograph.

Babies 1 c bwMy entry for Cee’s Black and White photo challenge (aka CB&W.)