Ragtag Daily Prompt: Curfew

“Remember, young lady,” chided Queen Pirouette to her daughter of the same name. “You are to be back in the Palace by midnight.” “Oh, Mother!” Cried Pirouette la plus jeune. “I’m sixteen years old now. Don’t you think I’m a little old for a curfew?” She tried to sound nonchalant, but her voice rang hollow.

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: For Our Good

La Princesse LaLa and her twin brother le Prince GarGar le jeune sat side by side at the table, each with a bowl of cream of wheat. As neither of them was particularly fond of the hot cereal, copious amounts of butter, honey and milk were added to make a creamy, sugary concoction for theContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: For Our Good”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Outdoors

“You’re it! You’re it!” Shouted the youngest of the royal children, la Princesse LaLa to her twin brother le Prince GarGar le jeune. “No! I am not!” Shouted little GarGar back at her. “You didn’t touch me!” “Children! Children!” Scolded Queen Pirouette. “If you must roughhouse, then take it outdoors!“

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Leadership

The palace was abuzz. Not since days of old had there been such a burst of activity. King GarGar was preparing for war, yet again, but this time he really meant business. With a new army, newly equipped with the best weaponry and led by the best generals of the day, victory was all butContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Leadership”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Like a Circle in a Spiral

It was Bring Your Daughter to Work Day at the palace. Little girls in bright red uniforms stood at attention beside their fathers who were honor guards. In the kitchens, young ladies hurried behind their fathers who were chefs in His and Her Majesty’s service. Everywhere in the palace, the sound of young women’s laughterContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Like a Circle in a Spiral”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bloom

King GarGar ordered that the bells of his chapel be rung. As if in reply, all the church bells in the city of Catapolis began to ring as well. He took Queen Pirouette by the hand and whispered into her ear, “This is the happiest day of my life!” As an answer, she kissed himContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bloom”

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