Ragtag Daily Prompt: Eyes

After twenty one years of marriage, King GarGar and Queen Pirouette were more in love than ever. When they first met, he was le comte des deux chats and she was la Princesse royale. For GarGar it was love at first sight. For Pirouette the feelings took longer to take hold, but when they did,Continue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Eyes”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Flatus

When Queen Pirouette received the Baron Wilhelm von Freedvont-Schpleizping in her throne room, he bowed low at the waist. When he did so, he emitted a loud flatus. The Queen unfurled her fan and put it over her face so that none of the courtiers could see her giggling. The Baron was horrified with embarrassment.Continue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Flatus”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Gelid

When Queen Pirouette smiled, the effect was like a warm summer breeze scented with honeysuckle caressing your cheek. On the other hand, when she frowned, it was like a gelid wind blowing down from the Arctic, leaving recipients shivering in its wake. Unfortunately for the delegation standing before her throne, she was angry and notContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Gelid”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Almost

Queen Pirouette extended her hand to the Prince of Purpose for him to kiss. She did not grant him a smile. She was angry with him. She’d heard about his wooing of her daughter and namesake, Princess Pirouette la plus jeune. The Queen did not need to employ spies because the Court was a hotbedContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Almost”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: The Path Ahead

King GarGar’s horse cantered before the ranks of men drawn up in rows. From his waist he wore a beautiful sword whose scabbard shimmered in the sunlight for all the jewels encrusted on it. His expression was cheerful, even friendly as he looked down at his assembled infantry. “Men!” He shouted. “Today the path aheadContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: The Path Ahead”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bark

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”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Curfew

“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.

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Outdoors

“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!“

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Gossamer

La Princess Pirouette la jeunne looked radiant as she crossed the ballroom floor to give her father a kiss on the cheek. All eyes were upon the young denizen of the palace who only now was emerging from an extended period of mourning. Yes, the death of the Margrave Pierre had been a terrible blow,Continue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Gossamer”

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