Ragtag Daily Prompt: Scot-Free

GarGar put his hands on his hips, and stomped his foot. “I can’t believe what I’m hearing!” He exclaimed. “Are you serious about keep the prime minister where he is? He’s a viper!”

Pirouette laughed. “Why must you always be so melodramatic? I’m the woman, right? You men are always accusing women of being hysterical, but look at you! Stomping your foot like a little boy!”

“After all he’s done to keep us apart and I’m pretty sure he paid more than one person to bump me off, yet you’re not only willing to let him off scot-free, but you’re keeping him on as prime minister?” GarGar was fuming, but he had the sense to keep his temper in check. This was probably another ploy by the prime minister to break them up. “Oh well,” he sighed. “You are the Queen. You can have anybody you want as your prime minister.” He tried to sound nonchalant, but his voice cracked in mid-sentence, making his words ring hollow.

“I believe he will serve me with the same vigor and enthusiasm as he did my predecessor.” Said Pirouette smoothly. “I’ll give him enough rope to hand himself with. Then you can have the pleasure of seeing him fall. If I dismiss him out of hand, I’ll look like an ingrate. Or a tyrant. Or a whole host of other not so nice things.”

“Of course, you’re right, my love. It’s a good thing you are the Queen.” GarGar bowed and kissed Pirouette’s hand. She laughed again, pulling him erect.

“And you are my knight in shining armor!” She said.

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.

5 thoughts on “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Scot-Free

    1. Have you seen any episodes of The Crown? One of my favorite actors, Olivia Coleman plays QE2 in the later episodes. I couldn’t get enough of it. I hope they do another season. The last season focused on Princess Diana and the shabby treatment she got from Prince Charles. Riveting!

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