Ragtag Daily Prompt: Hang On

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“Hear ye! Hear ye!” The village crier shouted, ringing his hand bell with all due vigor. “Hear ye! Hear ye!”

Those who lived nearest the village square and the large well were the first out of their homes to hear the news. The crier, sporting his official uniform with a green pointy cap with a black feather in it, red tunic with a green sash and a black belt, complemented by a black belt cinched tightly at the waist, bell in one hand and a crumpled parchment in the other.

“How now!” Said the smithy. “What goes?”

Hold on, good sir,” answered the crier, “Let’s allow more to gather before I read the proclamation from Their Majesty’s.” Upon hearing those words, the smithy removed his brown, dusty cap.

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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