She stood out from the crowd because

What is WonHundred Word Wednesdays? It’s when a group of amazing authors and I write 100 word stories all based on the same short prompt and post them. All the variations are fun to read. Here is my entry for the week.

Twenty princesses waited before Louis. Their attendants were arranged behind, a parade of regiment and refinement. All poised the same, except for one. She stood out from the crowd because of the circles even powder could not hide lining her eyes. Her attendants were as haggard.

Pausing before her, Louis bowed. “Lady, might I inquire how your rest was?”

She smiled, her eyes remaining distressed. Louis knew a platitude was about to escape her mouth. Leaning backward he clasped his hands tightly and frowned.

She paused shaking her head. “I slept terribly. I swear there were rocks in my mattress.”

Don’t forget to read the other’s takes on the prompt. Theirs go up throughout the day.

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