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The Emperor's New Clothes?

I feel a bit guilty about saying "Real Life sucks sometimes" in my last post when all I had to complain about was the mundane necessity of going to work interrupting my creative flow; I know some of you have far more serious problems. I was merely expressing mild irritation and nothing more.

Here is a drabble that is (shock!) NOT set in the Buffyverse. 100 words, rating G, don't expect too much.


As The Romans Do


Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, known to history as the Emperor Nero, was walking through his palace one day in 60 AD. He was bored and decided to explore the servants quarters, into which he would normally never venture. He set off into those areas with his Praetorian Guards following behind.

He went into the laundry rooms, where a group of slaves were kneeling beside vats, preparing to colour togas with saffron and with the Imperial tyrian purple. They came to their feet, flustered, on seeing their Emperor, and respectfully greeted him.

“Hail, Caesar. We who are about to dye salute you.”

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