FOWC with Fandango: Fortitude

When Maxwell first saw Mr. Richard Cringeworthy, it took all of his inner fortitude not to burst into raucous laughter. The man was inordinately tall in the leg, giving him an insect-like appearance. Adding to the effect was his fondness for long, black boots that went all the way over his calf. His short-waisted coatContinue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Fortitude”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Image

King GarGar was obsessed with the new coinage. Every other month, he sponsored design competitions among the kingdom’s metal workers. Winners were given prizes of enormous value and commissions to strike commemorative medallions as well as various denominations of ducats. The medallion that celebrated ten years of King GarGar’s and Queen Pirouette’s reigns was anContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Image”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overtime

King GarGar and Queen Pirouette proceeded down the promenade hand in hand. Both wore garments of blue satin. The King wore a tri-cornered hat with a white feather in it. The Queen wore a diamond tiara in her black curls. The two looked stunning side by side. Their combined beauty created, first a hush, andContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overtime”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Stickler

There were few things that Queen Pirouette took more seriously than table manners. When she and King GarGar were first betrothed, she was shocked at his behavior at the supper table. He grabbed his food with his bare hands. He’d rest his elbows on the table. He’d wipe his mouth with his sleeve. He openlyContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Stickler”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Normal

The opera had already started when la Princesse Pirouette la jeune arrived. As she stepped down from the carriage, a page took her gloved hand. She smiled demurely at him, and to his chagrin, he felt his face get hot. She made me blush, the poor fellow thought to himself. That’s not normal! However, in the case of the princess, she hadContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Normal”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Whimsical

King GarGar was sleepy, so he laid his head down on a pillow. In a matter of minutes, he was fast asleep. He dreamt. He dreamed of an enchanted forest where the animals could talk. The birds still sang, but between songs, they bickered. The crows were the loudest. The rabbits whispered, as did theContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Whimsical”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overwhelmed

For Queen Pirouette, the transition from childhood to adulthood was brief. In quick succession she was wed and then ascended the throne. Within a year of her marriage, she gave birth to her first child, La Princesse Gargella. It was no surprise that at first she felt a bit overwhelmed by the rapidity of eventsContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overwhelmed”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Life’s Allusions

“Did you mean illusions? Or perhaps delusions?” Queried King GarGar. Queen Pirouette arched an eyebrow and grinned, “No. I said, ‘Life’s allusions,’ that is, passing references or stating something without explicitly saying it directly.” “Well I don’t think you’re using the word properly.” “That’s because you’re a man. You need everything spelled out for you.”“It’sContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Life’s Allusions”

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