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Scribe's Cave Picture Prompt: Alone, Before the Parade

I told them not to do this. I didn't want a big celebration. But you have to, they said. After all, it's not every day a new empress is crowned. You must be officially presented.I don't care about any of that. But these are my people and I need to start strong. If the people want to see their new empress, then I will go through with it.But I needed to come out here, alone, before the parade. I needed to look at my province in the quiet of the day, if even just for a moment to know what peace feels like.To know that it is possible.

Yeah, I know. It's been a while since a prompt has popped off here. If you dash over to the SCPP site, you'll get a sense of why. Just click on the image above to visit the prompt, for which I offer 111 words. It's good to be back in the saddle and I hope you'll join me!

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