Ragtag Daily Prompt: Pedestrian

      After such a long period of peace and prosperity, there were few alive who could remember King GarGar’s exploits on the field of battle, or Queen Pirouette’s mild governance. It is human nature to accept the good things in life as par for the course. This would explain the outrage among theContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Pedestrian”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Empty

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. ByContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Empty”

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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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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Delicate

Fragment of a letter from the Caninian ambassador to his king regarding Queen Pirouette: Her Majesty is possessed of remarkable beauty and poise. Never have I seen a woman more fashioned by God to near perfection. Her complexion is without blemish and is an honest example of “peaches and cream.” When she moves about theContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Delicate”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Hang On

“Hear ye! Hear ye!” The village crier shouted, ringing his hand bell with all due vigor. “Hear ye! Hear ye!” Those who lived nearest the village square and the large well were the first out of their homes to hear the news. The crier, sporting his official uniform with a green pointy cap with aContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Hang On”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Remote

At the time of her marriage to King GarGar, Queen Pirouette had been less than enthusiastic about the match, but with time, she grew to love her husband who gave every appearance of being completely devoted to his wife. Within the first five years of marriage, she gave birth to two beautiful daughters and aContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Remote”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Sangfroid

Famous for her cool head and quick wit, Queen Pirouette often found herself in a position where she had to defend herself against political enemies with nothing but a few quick words.   In the tenth year of her reign, Parliament formed a commission to study the condition of the Navy and to provide recommendations forContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Sangfroid”

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