Ragtag Daily Prompt: Shine

Queen Pirouette extended both arms toward the little boy who couldn’t have been more that two years of age. Reluctantly, his father placed him into her arms. Peering over Pirouette’s shoulder, Abigail made cooing sounds. “Isn’t he handsome!” Said Abigail Hoffenhoff excitedly. The child was heavy but the Queen managed to hold him closely against her chest.

“I’m in love,” sighed Pirouette. “I’m sure a position can be found for you at Court,” she said to the father. “Where is your boy’s mother?”

“She passed away giving birth to the boy,” he answered in hushed tones.

Dangling her silver cross in front of the child, he was immediately attracted by its shine. “You see,” laughed Pirouette. “This boy is destined for the Church!”

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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