The King’s Beloved John: A Faithful John Re-telling part 7

John’s hands were burned, his fingertips were blistered from their brief contact with the poisoned bridal shirt before he threw it in the fire. How he had managed to find the dexterity necessary to draw the poisoned splinter from Marigold’s chest was a mystery to him. The court panicked around him, calling for his arrest … Continue reading The King’s Beloved John: A Faithful John Re-telling part 7

The King’s Beloved John: A Faithful John Retelling Part 6

The old raven, as loyal to the princess as he was to her mother before, had followed his mistress to the sea. Once he was assured of the Princess’s safety with her new husband, he flew back to the palace in hopes of learning of Midas's plan. It was many days before he returned, exhausted … Continue reading The King’s Beloved John: A Faithful John Retelling Part 6

The King’s Beloved John: A Faithful John Retelling- Part 5

Part 1: HERE Part 2: HERE Part 3: HERE Part 4: HERE Princess Marigold received permission from her father to visit the market. King Midas readily agreed to any activity that would separate his daughter from visiting men, and as King Franz would be leaving soon, he could begin to relax his guard. Therefore, the … Continue reading The King’s Beloved John: A Faithful John Retelling- Part 5

The King’s Beloved John: a faithful John Retelling Part 4

Part 1: HERE Part 2: HERE Part 3: HERE Princess Marigold was kept away from King Franz whenever possible, kept busy with duties in the kitchens or sent away to her room. Her father, King Midas, also elected to keep his visitor King Franz by his side whenever possible. Through these arrangements, he severely limited … Continue reading The King’s Beloved John: a faithful John Retelling Part 4