Ragtag Daily Prompt: Purr

Babies playbies“Your Majesty, it is time.” So began Queen Pirouette’s day when her lady of the bedchamber came at seven in the morning to wake her. Once she had completed her morning ablutions, the Queen dressed behind a screen where her ladies would give her various garments that had been chosen the night before to wear for the morning. In mid-afternoon she would change into something less casual than her morning attire and for the evening, depending on the event, she would dress accordingly. For a state dinner, she would wear the finest of brocades, satins and silks, and cover herself from head to toe with as many jewels as she could muster.

Whenever the Queen had a disagreement with her husband, King GarGar, to make peace he would give her a piece of expensive jewelry, some diamond bauble, surrounded by emeralds, rubies, sapphires and pearls, invariably encased in gold or silver, or sometimes both. When he would present her with his latest peace-offering, His Majesty would thrill at the way Queen Pirouette would purr her “thank you’s.”

Published by Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar.

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