Ragtag Daily Prompt: Shambles

Babies 4_1_1King GarGar gave his steed a touch of the spur and it immediately picked up its pace. He looked over his shoulder to see if the twins (GarGar deux and twin sister Dégagé) were keeping pace. “Hurry up, children! Your mother is waiting!” He shouted at them. As they were on smaller mounts, it was hard for them to keep up with their father, but that didn’t stop them from trying. Nothing was so important to either child as their parents’ approval.Babies 4_1_2The entire royal family was taking a brief vacation at their hunting lodge, Château des souris mortes. While the two older children, sisters Gargella and Pirouette la Jeune spent time with their mother, the two younger children (the twins) were with their father. The Queen with her two elder daughters made a pretty picture as they rode to the hounds together in matching riding habits. Their hair in a shambles. Their cheeks flushed from the excitement and rigors of the hunt.Babies 4_1_3

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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