Ragtag Daily Prompt: Live Wire

In his day, GarGar was described as expansive, exuberant, exhausting and extroverted. There wasn’t a person he met that he didn’t call friend. At least, until they proved otherwise. He could be demanding, sometimes even thoughtless, but there wasn’t a mean bone in his body. Only the most curmudgeonly reacted with distaste toward him. A telling sign of his nature was the fact that his servants adored him. In today’s parlance, he might be called a “live wire.”

GarGar’s absence from the court was not felt only by Queen Pirouette. Le comte des Deux Chats was always the life of the party. When he entered a room, it immediately lit up. Always there with a witty phrase or a naughty double entendre, he drew a small crowd wherever he went. The Thursday night ball, which was an old institution by the time Pirouette took the throne, seemed a bit dull and broke up early more often than not.

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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