Lens-Artists Challenge #152 – Shades & Shadows

Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, enjoying some shade
Shadowy selfie with my iPhone 11.
Shadow of a power line on a rooftop
Enjoy reading a book while sitting in the shade
Wrought iron fencing

Lens-artists Challenge #153 – Shades & Shadows

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Colleague

Princess Pirouette and her future husband, GarGar le comte des Deux Chats, sat together in the garden. It seemed as if the closer their wedding day approached the less they had to say to one another. This was not an awkward silence between the two of them, but rather a comfortable stillness, an absence of need to fill the space between them with idle chatter. At long last, GarGar took Pirouette’s hand and kissed it.

“I’ve something to ask you, my pet,” said GarGar.

Pirouette looked at GarGar and smiled, “Anything,” was all she said.

“Once we are wed, my love, I want us to be more than husband and wife. I want to be your colleague.”

“Well, of course, my dear,” replied Pirouette. “I shall rely on you to help me rule.”

“They are saying that the King will make me a Prince so that I can be a worthy husband for you,” continued GarGar. “Once we are wed, will you make me a King?”

“You will be the King of my heart. Isn’t that enough?”

Which Way Photo Challenge: June 12, 2021

Photographed on August 23, 2020 – Entrance to the Society of the Cincinnati
Bridge over the Severn River by the US Naval Academy

Brought to us by Alive and Trekking, this is my contribution to the Which Way Photo Challenge

Some signage

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Not a Pair

The prime minister and the Imperial ambassador sat together in the prime minister’s dimly lit office. Speaking in hushed tones, lest they be overheard by a passing spy, the prime minister leaned in closely to his friend. “I think that it is becoming quite clear that once those two are wed, they will make a formidable pair.”

“Yes,” replied the ambassador. “She will temper his impetuosity. He will lend her his strength. Together they will be an immutable force.”

“Once I was all in favor of the match. I thought that GarGar was just a fop- a useful distraction, but now I see that he will bolster her in times of need.” The prime minister poured himself a cup of wine and drank deeply.

“You are drinking too much,” said the ambassador drily.

“It will behoove us,” said the prime minister, ignoring his friend’s remark, “To make sure that they have a falling out and become not a pair.”