Jane Jago’s Daily Drabble – Sixty-Three

The most beautiful courtesan in the Jade Palace was flawed. Her feet had never been bound… 

When the old Emperor died, his seventh son waded through blood and entrails to ascend the Lion Throne.

He had Wei brought to his bed. Afterwards she sat with her feet curled under her.

“If you had a daughter. Would you bind her feet?”

Wei shook her head and the young Emperor embraced her enthusiastically.

In due time, the Emperor took Wei as his principal wife. 

The shockwaves reverberated around the palace when the Empress walked to the throne on her own two feet…

©️jj 2018

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