Ragtag Daily Prompt: Rollicking

Princess Pirouette, at the time of His Majesty’s death, was standing at his beside. He looks so peaceful, she thought to herself. As if from nowhere, a memory popped into her mind of early childhood. There had been a boy, a brother perhaps, who was older than her. They would play knights and dragons. He would be the dragon and she, using a stick as a sword would slay him. It was a rollicking good time. Then one day, he was gone. Nobody thought it important to explain to her what had become of him. It was almost as if he’d never lived at all.

The same could not be said of the King. His face in profile adorned the currency. Statues of him were already erected in every corner of the Kingdom. Dozens of times, his portrait had been painted. By his subjects, he would be remembered as the longest reigning sovereign in the long history of their country. How long will my reign be? Thought Pirouette.

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.

One thought on “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Rollicking

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: