Ragtag Daily Prompt: Flatus

When Queen Pirouette received the Baron Wilhelm von Freedvont-Schpleizping in her throne room, he bowed low at the waist. When he did so, he emitted a loud flatus. The Queen unfurled her fan and put it over her face so that none of the courtiers could see her giggling. The Baron was horrified with embarrassment. Red-faced, he quickly exited the throne room, the laughter of a few brash fellows singeing him like fire from behind.

For five years, the Baron stayed away from Court. The day he returned, Queen Pirouette received him in the exact same room as the previous occasion. After he had bowed low before her enthroned, she smiled and said to him, “My dear Baron, I’d quite forgotten about the fart.”

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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