Ragtag Daily Prompt: Mansion

The site for the Queen’s new palace had been chosen by the best surveyors money could buy. Now she was there with her favorite ladies and gentlemen! The workmen who were busy preparing the foundation clambered around her horse. (No! She wasn’t even in her carriage!) Elbowing each other, her footman that was holding the bridle of her horse began to kick at them.

“Stop that now!” Shouted Queen Pirouette over the din. “These men who are building my new mansion deserve better treatment than that!” That said, she began to dole out newly minted gold coins with her profile to her adoring subjects.

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: Mansion

      1. Thanks, Lois! I’ll have you know that Queen Pirouette understands completely why your busy lifestyle makes it impossible for you to serve as one of her ladies-in-waiting. I know she speaks very highly of you to Lady Abigail.

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