“Sometimes, in warfare, a tactical retreat is called for,” said King GarGar to his officers. They were gathered in his tent. In the center was a table and on the table was a map. Wooden chess pieces representing various concentrations of troops were arranged on the map. As he spoke, the King’s hands gestured overContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Protest”
King GarGar was a reluctant participant in the fox hunt. He wore a leather helmet to protect his head and a shiny silver alloy breast plate. His retainers clustered around him, all on horseback, dressed in matching clothes. The trumpeters were tuning their horns. With all the noise the hunting party generated, the foxes hadContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bark”
“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.
“Is that all the mail for today?” Asked Queen Pirouette. “Why, yes, darling,” answered King GarGar. “Are you expecting something?” “Indeed, I am,” smiled the Queen. “My cousin down South is supposed to be sending me a bolt of fabric. I’ve been waiting for weeks now.”
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”
“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!“
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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