Ragtag Daily Prompt: Stickler

There were few things that Queen Pirouette took more seriously than table manners. When she and King GarGar were first betrothed, she was shocked at his behavior at the supper table. He grabbed his food with his bare hands. He’d rest his elbows on the table. He’d wipe his mouth with his sleeve. He openlyContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Stickler”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Normal

The opera had already started when la Princesse Pirouette la jeune arrived. As she stepped down from the carriage, a page took her gloved hand. She smiled demurely at him, and to his chagrin, he felt his face get hot. She made me blush, the poor fellow thought to himself. That’s not normal! However, in the case of the princess, she hadContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Normal”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Flutter

“This is worth its weight in gold!” Laughed King GarGar as he held the newly minted coin in the palm of his hand. He gave it a toss and listened to it clink and roll on the marble floor. “Quick!” He said to his son. “That’s Papa’s picture on the coin! Take a look.” TheContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Flutter”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Whimsical

King GarGar was sleepy, so he laid his head down on a pillow. In a matter of minutes, he was fast asleep. He dreamt. He dreamed of an enchanted forest where the animals could talk. The birds still sang, but between songs, they bickered. The crows were the loudest. The rabbits whispered, as did theContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Whimsical”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overwhelmed

For Queen Pirouette, the transition from childhood to adulthood was brief. In quick succession she was wed and then ascended the throne. Within a year of her marriage, she gave birth to her first child, La Princesse Gargella. It was no surprise that at first she felt a bit overwhelmed by the rapidity of eventsContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overwhelmed”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Life’s Allusions

“Did you mean illusions? Or perhaps delusions?” Queried King GarGar. Queen Pirouette arched an eyebrow and grinned, “No. I said, ‘Life’s allusions,’ that is, passing references or stating something without explicitly saying it directly.” “Well I don’t think you’re using the word properly.” “That’s because you’re a man. You need everything spelled out for you.”“It’sContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Life’s Allusions”

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Ragtag Daily Prompt: Anniversary

The streets of the city were swept clean. Beautiful tapestries of every color and design were hung from the windows of every thoroughfare. All the shops were closed, even the baker with the bread and the smithy with his nail. A grand parade would begin from the entrance to the Great Cathedral and wind itsContinue reading “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Anniversary”

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