Ragtag Daily Prompt: Buttery

It was nearly three weeks before Queen Pirouette emerged from her bedchamber. Palace guards had to clear her antechamber of everyone except her Privy Council. With the assistance of a few cosmetics, there wasn’t a blemish to be seen on her face. Leaning on the arm of the Chamberlain, she thanked her councilors for their patience while she was a patient. There was some polite laughter, but it was drowned out by the applause of those who were waiting outside the antechamber. The Prime Minister, in a rare expression of emotion, pulled off his wig, revealing a thick head of buttery yellow hair. “God save the Queen!” He cried which became a general chorus. “God save the Queen! God save the Queen!”

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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