Ragtag Daily Prompt: Forward

Queen Pirouette pushed her chair back and jumped to her feet. Slamming her fist on the table, she shouted, “The only way forward is to hang these traitors!”

“Now, now…” murmured King GarGar in a soothing tone. “Don’t upset yourself, my dear.”

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Muddle

The General approached the Queen and King who were enthroned on a dais that was erected outside for this single purpose. When he was about ten feet from the bottom step, the band played a rousing tune, heavy on brass and drums. After the music, he bowed deeply from the waist and walked to the foot of the steps. Queen Pirouette rose and drew her sword. She motioned to the General who knelt on one knee. Taping him on the shoulders with the flat of her sword, she intoned, “I dub thee knight. Arise, Sir Knight!”

The newly made knight then rose to his feet and bowed again, whereupon the Queen presented him with the sword in its scabbard. “I don’t know what we are going to do without you commanding our forces,” said the Queen with a smile.

“I suppose we’ll have to muddle through,” said King GarGar with just a hint of sarcasm.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Spark

Queen Pirouette rode a lovely white horse as she crossed over the bridge. On the other side of the river, a delegation from the city awaited her. She smiled and waved at her loyal subjects. Just then, a spark was struck which set in motion a beautiful display of fireworks in her honor. The sun had just set, so the display lit up the sky with every color of the rainbow. The Queen clapped her hands to show her appreciation.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Comeuppance

When the mob pushed its way into the garden, King GarGar was ready to greet them, sword unsheathed. Without a second thought, he waded into the crowd of rioters, swinging his sword with abandon. “You will all get your comeuppance!” He shouted, nearly choking with rage.