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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FOWC with Fandango: Meticulous

Queen Pirouette’s childhood was unique among the nobility in that her father took great pains to be intimately involved in his daughter’s upbringing. The norm among the exalted was to betroth their daughters at an early age and then ship them off to be raised by the parents of their future bridegroom. The Queen’s father,Continue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Meticulous”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Delicate

Fragment of a letter from the Caninian ambassador to his king regarding Queen Pirouette: Her Majesty is possessed of remarkable beauty and poise. Never have I seen a woman more fashioned by God to near perfection. Her complexion is without blemish and is an honest example of “peaches and cream.” When she moves about theContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Delicate”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Flounder

The crier folded up the parchment and shoved it up his sleeve.  Giving his bell a last vigorous shake, he shouted, “That is all!” And then began to cut his way through the crowd. “What are we supposed to do now?” Asked a high-pitched voice in the crowd. Nobody  replied. Before the Crier could untetherContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Flounder”

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