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Cake – (#SmallTales)

Let them eat cake, she said, flouncing out of the room in a gown that made her look like a small cathedral. Louis knew there was no use arguing with her when she got like this. He sighed and reached for the sealing wax. The ban on ordinary citizens consuming pastries within the territories of… Continue reading Cake – (#SmallTales)

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Squint – (#SmallTales)

"So," he said, squinting again as he peered closer. "These Ten Commandments.""Yes?" said Moses, shifting his weight uneasily from one foot to the other. "What about them?""Given to you by God, were they, up there on the mountain?""Yes, Aaron," said Moses. "Given to me by God.""His chiselling's a little sloppy, isn't it? Especially down here… Continue reading Squint – (#SmallTales)

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Seigneur – (#SmallTales)

The bishop of Rouen tapped his foot impatiently and wiped the sweat off his mitred brow. He hated public burnings. They took forever. He wondered idly, as a jagged coronet of flame encircled the high-piled dais, if her fabled voices had finally deserted her. The voices that had given a shepherdess the words to challenge… Continue reading Seigneur – (#SmallTales)