Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Where was I?

I believe the Old woman was encouraging the Princess to finish her lunch so that she could have dessert.


So...the afternoon passed, and into evening. Supper was simple...leftovers.

"I don't understand why I can't just stay here," the Princess said in quiet complaint. "Don't you want me here? Do you want to be alone?

The Old Woman didn't answer the last question. She didn't answer the first question. Instead, she asked one. "Why did you leave the tower?"

'I wanted out," the Princess answered. "To see the mountains and the city up close. I was tired at looking in from the distance."

"And how much of that are you doing here?"

Silence. In fact, the Princess outright scowled at the Old Woman.

"Well?"

"Point taken," the Princess said rather grouchily.

The Old Woman just laughed.

5 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Who is the mysterious old woman, that's what we all want to know.

flu said...

When this old lady laughed, was it a giggle? ...or a snort? Maybe a cackle?... a full-on belly laugh? ..did she inhale any of her snuff from laughing so?


I'm just trying to complete my mental picture here...

Ciera said...

Capt. - uhm, I haven't decided yet. Hey - I"m making this up as I go.

Fluke - Light and airy, a feminine laugh that cheers you just to hear it no matter how crappy you feel. uhm - no nothing went up her nose, or came out of it.

flu said...

Oh, I was asking about dippin' snuff... "just a pinch 'tween yer cheek 'n gums" snuff.

but ok.

Ciera said...

NO snuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!