Becky B’s Tree Square Challenge: July 2, 2021

This is one of the oldest trees in Annapolis.
A closer look…
Casualty of a storm- that’s my house in the background right.

I don’t know why I thought sepia was the best approach to this particular challenge, but here you have it! Becky B is hosting this challenge on her website The Life of B.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Off

GarGar, le comte des Deux Chats woke up suddenly. To his chagrin, it was early on a Saturday morning, and he’d been hoping to sleep in. He sneezed once, and felt a pain in his chest that had never been there before. It was something new and he didn’t like it. Not one bit. What is this? He asked himself.

Normally, he’d jump off the bed and hit the ground running, but not today. “Boy!” He shouted at his valet of the bedchamber. “Help me get up!” His limbs felt heavy and stiff. The pain in his chest increased exponentially when he moved. “Help,” he said feebly. “Help!”

Somewhere in another part of the Royal Palace, the prime minister was having a cheery morning. Humming an upbeat melody, he buttered his toast with deliberation. In fact, he was enjoying something of a banquet- fresh fruit, a cheese omelette, cold chicken and champagne. Lifting his fluted glass, he said out loud to no one in particular, “Cheers! Here’s to witchcraft!”