Ragtag Daily Prompt: Martyr

While King GarGar was off campaigning, Queen Pirouette was left with the drudgery of running the state. Today she was hearing audiences in the Throne Room. All was silence, save for a solitary cough that served to punctuate the stillness in the room as Pirouette read the document in her hand. It was a reportContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Martyr”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Harvest

As the mother of her people, few things made Queen Pirouette more happy than a successful harvest. Every year of her reign had seen bumper crops. At this point, the storehouses were bursting with grain. The Kingdom could afford several bad harvests in a row at this point, and nobody would go hungry. Winds, rainContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Harvest”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fernweh

La Princesse Pirouette la plus jeune looked out the window and watched the column of mounted knights ride out of the castle walls. She couldn’t help herself as she heaved a great sigh. It’s not fair! She thought. Why do only boys get to ride off to war? As the gates closed behind the lastContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fernweh”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Space

Once Queen Pirouette had gotten outside the city walls, she spurred her horse to a gallop. Almost as soon as her mount had reached full speed, she slowed it down to a trot. She’d arrived to the place of interest- a plot of land not far from the city proper where she would build aContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Space”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bobble

“My darling!” Exclaimed King GarGar as he knelt before his wife, Queen Pirouette, who couldn’t suppress a giggle at her husband’s display of chivalry. “What favor has my lady for me?” The King laughed. “You would do better to ply me with favors, my lord!” Laughed the Queen in return. “Will this do?” From behindContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bobble”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Beach

Despite the bloodshed, carnage and suffering, King GarGar was never happier than when on the campaign trail. Riding in front of the column of his men, marching in perfect order was the greatest thrill that life had to offer, after the rush of a cavalry charge, of course. Now his men were gathered on theContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Beach”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Stars

GarGar and Pirouette. King and Queen. Husband and wife. Hand in hand. Together, underneath a hostile sky that threatened rain, they proceeded up the hillside to their old meeting place in the abandoned abbey. That night, they’d arranged to meet in the secret passageway that connected their two bedchambers. From there, they followed another passagewayContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Stars”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Quiet

It was Saturday afternoon in the Royal Nursery. The children had taken lunch and then their nap. Now they were ready for play. The oldest denizen of the Nursery was la Princesse Pirouette la plus jeune, the pre-adolescent second daughter of King GarGar and Queen Pirouette. To the other children, she was practically an adult,Continue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Quiet”

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