Travel With Intent: Empty

Here are my entries to Travel with Intent’s photo challenge, Empty.

Empty field. Who wants to play in this weather?
The street where I live is quite empty except for a few parked cars and a trash bin here and there.
The mail hasn’t arrived yet.
Nothing to eat at the grocery store.
An empty mug that I swiped from Denny’s. It needs to be washed.
An empty cat food bowl that needs to be washed.
An empty bench in the front yard. Have a seat. Make yourself comfortable.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Empty

Eyes of Gar

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. By the time they reached Catapolis, they were a mass of starving, barefoot rabble, unfit for battle.

To fight would be suicide. To retreat would also be a death sentence. There was nothing to do but to surrender without ever fighting a single battle. It was GarGar’s greatest victory and it cost him not one soldier. It did however, rain hardship down upon the farmers that fed the capital city. It was Queen Pirouette who brought them relief in the form of gold coins and caravans of supplies. Thanks to Her Majesty, no one starved. On the contrary, the sacrifices of the landed classes brought them great rewards. GarGar 3_25_1

Long live Queen Pirouette! Long live King GarGar!

GarGar Portrait 2