Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fatigue

A secret passageway connected the King’s and Queen’s chambers to one another. That way they could travel back and forth without anyone else in the palace being the wiser. On this particular night, Queen Pirouette entered her husband bedroom to find him crouched over his desk with an overturned goblet and some wet documents. ItContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fatigue”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Call

La Princesse Pirouette la jeune looked askance at the young man standing alone in tthe gallery where her mother had sent her after their fractious interview. She knew his name to be Pierre de la Croix and that he was the Margrave of a tiny state just north of her own. When he caught sightContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Call”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Surrender

Queen Pirouette shook her head slowly. It saddened her to see her daughter and namesake, la jeune Princesse Pirouette so upset. The young woman was visibly shaking. “Please try to calm yourself, my dear.” She said in a soothing voice. “There is always room for compromise in a situation like this.” “Compromise?” la jeune replied. “How isContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Surrender”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overcome

“You will do as you’re told and that’s the end of it!” Shouted Queen Pirouette at her daughter of the same name, la jeune princesse.  The younger Pirouette was so overcome with emotion that she covered her face with her hands. “Oh, mother!” She cried. “Have pity on me! I just can’t marry him! I’d ratherContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overcome”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Rosy Hues

Queen Pirouette was in no mood for dissension, especially from her second daughter and namesake, la Princesse Pirouette la jeune. Already today she’d been forced to haggle with the mayor of Catapolis over petty details in the city’s new charter. Then she sat through a delegation from Parliament. If that wasn’t enough, she had just finished an interview withContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Rosy Hues”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Empathy

La Princesse Pirouette la jeune was still curious about her older sister’s sudden change in behavior when her parents summoned her to the throne room. This was something of a departure for in the past whenever they wanted to speak to Pirouette, they invited her to their bed chambers, or the gardens (weather permitting). ThisContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Empathy”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Pronounced

La Princesse Pirouette la jeune was perplexed. She couldn’t understand why her older sister wouldn’t speak to her or even look her in the eye. After la Princesse Gargella married, her younger sister feared it would spell the end of their relationship. Now, one year into it and it seemed as if Pirouette’s fears wereContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Pronounced”

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