Ragtag Daily Prompt: Expel

The demands of the protestors were simple: the immediate marriage of Princess Pirouette and GarGar, le comte des Deux Chats; and the expulsion of the prime minister from the King’s councils. “GarGar!” The people shouted. “Pirouette!” Was the chorus. “GarGar! Pirouette!” The old King and his councilors were closeted in the throne room, while most of the court had gathered in the ballroom. As for the two lovebirds, the were secreted in Pirouette’s bedchamber, laughing with her ladies, singing songs and dancing.

The old King pulled on the prime minister’s arm, “What do they want? What do they want?” He said of the crowds outside the palace. “They want you to let the Princess and le comte to wed.” The prime minister paused, “And they want you to expel me from the palace.”

“Expel you? Well, then how will you be able to help me with government?” Asked the King incredulously.

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.

2 thoughts on “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Expel

  1. This is getting beyond the Kings control and he has no understanding. Love the clip Russell. It reminded me of an Aussie group, The Avalanches who used part of that clip in their song Frontier Psychiatrist Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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