FOWC with Fandango: Meticulous

Queen Pirouette’s childhood was unique among the nobility in that her father took great pains to be intimately involved in his daughter’s upbringing. The norm among the exalted was to betroth their daughters at an early age and then ship them off to be raised by the parents of their future bridegroom. The Queen’s father,Continue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Meticulous”

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FOWC with Fandango: Dependent

The Spirit of Sally lived on in the house on Riverview Road. Open to tourists, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. it was staffed with volunteers, some of whom claimed to have seen her. Their stories were always the same. She was climbing the stairs. She was weeping. On her head she woreContinue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Dependent”

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FOWC with Fandango: Adequate

When Parliament gathered, there was barely enough space for all the sitting members. The King’s representative, the Chancellor sat behind a long wooden table in a large ornate chair. From there, he directed the activities of the members of the House according to the rules of Saint Olaf. Lacking ornamentation, the chamber was adequate forContinue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Adequate”

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FOWC with Fandango: Prerogative

It was the royal prerogative to issue monopolies to their friends, usually as rewards for a job well done. Joyful as this may have been for the King and Queen’s cronies, for merchants responsible for actually shipping certain products it was onerous.  For instance, if King GarGar issued a monopoly on red wines to aContinue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Prerogative”

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FOWC with Fandango: Tribal

The King looked down at the two little bundles that shared a single crib.  Twins had been born to the royal family- a boy and a girl.  Needless to say, they were viewed as prodigies for their very status as compliments to one another.  Additionally, many had considered the birth of any more children toContinue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Tribal”

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FOWC with Fandango: Egregious

“Come on in, Maxwell,” said Satan in a deep, gravelly yet vaguely fatherly voice.  Max obeyed immediately, padding into the bedroom without a second thought.  When dealing with the Evil One, Maxwell had learned that Satan liked enthusiasm.  If anyone complained about any little thing, Satan would take it as a personal affront. Satan satContinue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Egregious”

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FOWC with Fandango: Tangent

With their arms around each other’s waists, King GarGar and Queen Pirouette surveyed the giant map that was etched and painted into the floor of the War Room.  The great river that fed their capital, Catapolis, was painted blue.  Known simply as the “Great River,” it coursed through the center of the kingdom, then curvedContinue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Tangent”

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FOWC with Fandango: Best

Queen Pirouette looked closely at the document in her hands. It was the new charter that her husband, King GarGar had granted to the capital city, Catapolis. She couldn’t believe her eyes. His Majesty was giving the merchants the bestof everything. It gave them the right to summon a parliament comprised of their caste that wouldContinue reading “FOWC with Fandango: Best”

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FOWC With Fandango: Settle

King GarGar and Queen Pirouette sat in the gallery of the cathedral during their oldest daughter’s wedding. While GarGar could not keep his eyes off of the ceremony, Pirouette hardly took notice. She was more concerned with projecting a completely regal presence to the assembled guests. Princess Gargella never looked more beautiful, and maintained aContinue reading “FOWC With Fandango: Settle”

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