Ragtag Daily Prompt: Rusty Relic

The need for money was like some horrible, multi-limbed monster. Every time the duchess put coins in the hand of one creditor, it seemed that two more hands would replace it. She’s sold her home. She even parted with the jewels that the King had given her, but still it was not enough. Finally, she appealed directly to the new Queen, who took pity on her and appointed her to be one of the ladies of the Royal Bedchamber. Although most considered la duchesse du Linge a rusty relic of l‘ancien régime, she was a keen expert on court etiquette. She did not hesitate to correct the younger ladies of the bedchamber when they erred.

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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