Ragtag Daily Prompt: Kelp

“You want me to eat what?” Exclaimed Queen Pirouette.

“Yes, ma’am,” said the chief cook. The Queen had called him to task when she saw the bowl of green kelp before her. “Your doctors assure me that it is full of nutrients that are beneficial to your health.” The poor man, who had never even met the Queen before, rubbed his hands together nervously. “They say that because it comes from the sea, it is full of minerals and such.” Of course, the chief cook had no idea of what he was talking about. He was merely parroting the words of Her Majesty’s chief surgeon.

Uncertain of where to take the conversation, the cook decided to talk to the Queen as if she were one of his daughters. “Now you be a good girl and eat all your greens,” he said cheerily.

Pirouette picked up the bowl and threw it at the cook’s head. He managed to duck in time to avoid being hit and the bowl shattered into messy pieces against the wall behind him.

“How dare you!” She shouted. “Get out! Get out all of you!” Lady Abigail hung back, but Pirouette was in no mood. “You too, Abby! Out! Everybody out!” She pointed her finger at the door to emphasize her displeasure.

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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