Ragtag Daily Prompt: Infrangible

Grace and favor. Pirouette (left) and GarGar (right).   There was a window in Queen Pirouette’s bedchamber that opened into a courtyard where her children often played.  She could watch them as they scampered about. Sometimes she would shout encouragement at them, but usually she would content herself with just watching them in silence. TheContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Infrangible”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Slick

As the Great Bard once wrote, “The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape.” So it was with Maxwell and the Hartley’s, who fell madly in love with the black and white cat who appeared out of nowhere on their front doorstep on the coldest day in Winter. “We can’t leave the poor fellaContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Slick”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Pedestrian

      After such a long period of peace and prosperity, there were few alive who could remember King GarGar’s exploits on the field of battle, or Queen Pirouette’s mild governance. It is human nature to accept the good things in life as par for the course. This would explain the outrage among theContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Pedestrian”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Empty

When the enemy arrived, the peasants of the outlying villages had done as King GarGar instructed. They burned their crops. They drove the livestock including the horses hither and yon. They even burned down their modest homes. This scorched-earth policy left nothing for the Caninites to take for succor. All the larders were empty. ByContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Empty”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Scry

It was from her maternal grandmother that Pirouette learned to scry. “It is the women folk who pass this ancient art down from one generation to the next,” the old woman explained to her on the occasion of her thirteenth birthday. “Thirteen is an important year,” Grand-mère la duchesse had explained solemnly. “By this time next year,Continue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Scry”

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