Ragtag Daily Prompt: Domestic

Hear ye! Hear ye! Whereas, reports have reached the capital that mice have overrun storehouses, cheese shops, bakeries and homes and; Whereas, supplies of grain, cheese, bread and cake may be threatened and; Whereas, the sources of these mice are both foreign and domestic, their numbers grow exponentially and; Therefore, His Majesty King GarGar hasContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Domestic”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Settle

King  GarGar tried his hardest to comfort his daughter la Princesse Pirouette la jeune. He held her hand and whispered to her, “Now, now, my dear, everything is going to be alright.” To no avail. His daughter would not stop weeping. Queen Pirouette tried her best to quell the tempests that raged in their daughterContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Settle”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: The Blues

Once again, King GarGar was refusing to get out of bed. This time it was because of an argument between his wife and their second daughter, both named Pirouette. King GarGar didn’t know who was more stubborn- mother or child- but he was sick and tired of the entire affair. Now that la jeune PirouetteContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: The Blues”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fatigue

A secret passageway connected the King’s and Queen’s chambers to one another. That way they could travel back and forth without anyone else in the palace being the wiser. On this particular night, Queen Pirouette entered her husband bedroom to find him crouched over his desk with an overturned goblet and some wet documents. ItContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fatigue”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Call

La Princesse Pirouette la jeune looked askance at the young man standing alone in tthe gallery where her mother had sent her after their fractious interview. She knew his name to be Pierre de la Croix and that he was the Margrave of a tiny state just north of her own. When he caught sightContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Call”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Surrender

Queen Pirouette shook her head slowly. It saddened her to see her daughter and namesake, la jeune Princesse Pirouette so upset. The young woman was visibly shaking. “Please try to calm yourself, my dear.” She said in a soothing voice. “There is always room for compromise in a situation like this.” “Compromise?” la jeune replied. “How isContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Surrender”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overcome

“You will do as you’re told and that’s the end of it!” Shouted Queen Pirouette at her daughter of the same name, la jeune princesse.  The younger Pirouette was so overcome with emotion that she covered her face with her hands. “Oh, mother!” She cried. “Have pity on me! I just can’t marry him! I’d ratherContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overcome”

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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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