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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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Thingamajig

Ragtag Daily Prompt finally has me stumped. What is this thingamajig? Queen Pirouette adjusted the diadem on her head. As it was made of gold with precious gems, it was rather heavy and caused her neck to ache which in turn caused her head to ache. “I much prefer the tiara,” she said, looking askanceContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Thingamajig”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Disagreeable

All the notables from land and sea throughout the kingdom were gathered in the harbor, along with dignitaries from many foreign lands, for the christening of the new flagship The Queen Pirouette. Her Majesty herself was there to do the honors, leaning on her husband’s arm, as she was wont to do from time to time. AllContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Disagreeable”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Relief

It was with no little relief that Queen Pirouette heard the news of her cousin, la duchesse’s arrest. Since childhood, the two had been like oil and water. La Duchess, being the younger of the two, always felt a little insecure in her cousin’s presence. Alternatively, the Queen always felt a little annoyed with herContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Relief”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Limp

“Search every room!” Thundered King GarGar. Even though they weren’t exactly sure what they were looking for, the palace guards obeyed and throughout the night ransacked every room in the palace. Given the size of the palace, the guards worked until dawn, when their captain came to His Majesty with a report. “No evidence ofContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Limp”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Unmask

The alarm was sounded. Voices shouted. Guards! Guards! Heavy footsteps echoed through the corridors of the palace. The Crown Prince and the Royal Princesses were herded into the nursery under heavy guard. All entrances and exits were closed. King GarGar and Queen Pirouette left their individual suites and were united in the Royal Chapel, there toContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Unmask”

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