Ragtag Daily Prompt: Chipper

GarGar, le comte des Deux Chats, felt as though he must be the happiest man alive. Like a well captained ship, his life seemed to be going on a course of unmitigated success. First there had been his knighthood. Then there had been his appointment as commander of the old king’s armies. After that came his seat on the king’s Privy Council. All that alone would make any man feel like a success, but his betrothal to Princess Pirouette, the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen and heir to the throne left him feeling unbelievably blessed.

There was one factor that made GarGar feel less than chipper. That was Pirouette’s lack of enthusiasm for their upcoming nuptials. Ever the optimist, he felt certain that as long as he continued to shower the Princess with compliments, flowers and little presents, that she would eventually come around. Le comte des Deux Chats had always been successful when it came to wooing the opposite sex, so he couldn’t understand why Princess Pirouette should rebuff his every gesture of love and affection. He’s questioned members of Her Royal Highness’ suite, but the were uniform in their loyalty to the Princess and refused to answer any questions he might pose, no matter how innocuous.

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.

6 thoughts on “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Chipper

    1. Old Maxwell seems to be the only one who likes to pose for the camera. Nigel hates the camera and runs the minute he sees it. Garçon and Pirouette are hard to gauge. Sometimes they’re cool with the camera, other times, not so. Cats- figure them out…

      1. I’ve always been wild about cats. I love all animals, even the unpopular ones: insects, snakes, spiders, etc. They all play a role in making such an amazing planet. 😺 But cats are by far my favorite.

      2. I’m the same every animal deserves its place and is amazing in its own right. We need each to keep its ecosystem in balance too.

        Cats are the most expressive and fun creatures of them all.

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