Ragtag Daily Prompt: Decor

Pirouette looked around her bedchamber and sighed. Could this room be any gloomier? She thought. Even with dozens of candles and a roaring fire, the room seemed dank and dark. The palace was nearly a century old, built during the reign of a spendthrift king. In the last years of the old King’s reign, little was spent on the upkeep of the royal residence, and it was showing its age.

“What is troubling, Your Majesty?” Asked Abigail, the only person at Court who had the privilege of addressing the Queen without first being spoken to by Her Majesty.

“What do you think of the decor of the palace?” Replied Pirouette.

“Well,” Abigail hesitated before continuing, “It’s a bit outdated, I would say.”

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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