Ragtag Daily Prompt: Question

The question of the day at Princess Pirouette’s nursery was “Where do babies come from?” There were a number of theories floating around the classroom. Baudouin, a natural son of the Prime Minister insisted that babies were gown in the garden, then fed to a woman who in turn grew it in her belly. The stork theory held that babies were simply dropped down the chimney of expectant families. Others held that a tiny homunculus was transferred from father to mother via a simple kiss. The ongoing debate regarding the origins of pregnancy often resulted in heated arguments between the children.

Headmistress of the nursery, Lady Marguerite grew alarmed at the intensity of the rows between her charges. Often these heated exchanges grew into physical confrontation between the children- something she could not tolerate. At a loss of how to deal with this hot-button issue, the Lady decided to bring the Old King’s personal physician to come to the nursery in order to provide an honest explanation for this quandary.

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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