Ragtag Daily Prompt: Sweltering

It was a hot summer’s day, but that didn’t stop the people of the capital from leaving their homes and flooding the streets. They were excited. They wanted to see their new Queen. As for Pirouette, she could scarcely believe that the day had come when she must assume the mantle of power. As if in a daze, she allowed her groom to lead her horse by the bridle down the city streets. Smiling and waving and looking so fine beneath her ermine furs, who could suspect that she was sweltering, hot as a nail just pulled from the fire?

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.

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