WonHundred Word Wednesday came and went this week and I didn’t get my flash fiction posted. Better late than never!
Prompt: Why shouldn’t they help themselves after the way they’d been treated?
The queen frowned. “Close the window, Cozette. I don’t want to hear that awful racket.”
“Yes, M’Lady.” Cozette obeyed, gazing at the scene below. People ran about with baskets of stolen food.
“What’s happening out there?” the queen asked.
“The people are rioting. They’re hungry.”
Her Highness took a frosted delicacy from the tray. “Let them eat cake.”
The ladies-in-waiting giggled. “You’re a wit, M’Lady.”
“Bring more tea, Cozette.”
Cozette hurried to the kitchen where all the women were abuzz about the riots. A plump cook said, “Mon Dieu! Why shouldn’t they help themselves after the way they’d been treated?”
Now I hope you’ll stop by the other blogs and read what they wrote with the prompt.