He loved his lady queen in ways he could never admit. The only thing that made it bearable was the knowledge that she, in return, loved him. 

But she was Queen, their love forbidden, and she was about to make him one of her knights, an honour only bestowed on the bravest of souls. 

He tore his gaze from her tender smile, from that beautiful face surrounded by its tumble of red hair. He lowered himself to his knees on the cushion at her feet, hands clasped in obeisance as he received the lady’s accolade, and joy filled his heart. 

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
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1 month ago

Stunning works of art!

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 month ago

This is beautiful, Carrie! Star-crossed lovers… Lancelot and Guinevere. Such a tragic love story which you have captured in so few words. Excellent!

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Heather Chrzanowski
Heather Chrzanowski(@heather-chrzanowski)
1 month ago

I particularly liked the phrase, “tumble of red hair.” Very nice story!

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Heather Chrzanowski
Heather Chrzanowski(@heather-chrzanowski)
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1 month ago

Lol, me too!!

allinonefitness steven jenkins
allinonefitness steven jenkins(@allinonefitness-steven-jenkins)
1 month ago

Hats off to you, Carrie. Well done 😀 

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Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
1 month ago

It’s a beautiful story, Carrie. Well done.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 month ago

What a wonderful idea Carrie to imagine a story based on a painting. Your words and descriptions are eloquent. They perfectly capture the time period, essence of the painting and Edmund Leighton’s love of chivalry. Like the perfectly named painting, I give you accolade.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

Lovely story, Carrie. I love it.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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29 days ago

You’re always welcome, Carrie.

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