The Curse of 13: A 12 Prices Re-telling part 11

Part 11: Felicie was used to being surrounded by people; she had grown-up in a castle afterall, but the bustling of thousands of strangers in a crowded port was something else entirely. The noise was overwhelming: ship yard managers shouting instructions, merchants and sailors haggling over prices, sailors singing about the sea, and gulls calling … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Prices Re-telling part 11

The Curse of 13: a re-telling of the 12 brothers part 10

The siblings spent the first leg of their quest getting as far away from Rabenreich as possible. Their well-meaning parents would have sent out the army as soon as they realized they were missing. If the Princess was found (the brothers being birds provided them with some disguise), she would be imprisoned in the castle … Continue reading The Curse of 13: a re-telling of the 12 brothers part 10

The Curse of 13: a re-telling of the 12 brothers- part 9

Part 9: “Johannes?! Emil?! Hans?!” Felicie ran through the forest calling for her brothers, pitcher and flowers lay abandoned at the boundary.  “Franz?! Al?!” She continued franticall. “Please, someone answer me!” She was half blinded by panic and tears. “I’m sorry! I’m so sorry. Please, be alright!” She didn’t understand what happened. All she did … Continue reading The Curse of 13: a re-telling of the 12 brothers- part 9

The Curse of 13: A 12 Brother’s Retelling part 8

Felicie ran until she was well out of sight of the cottage. Finding herself alone, overwhelmed, and exhausted, she threw herself down on the ground next to a tree, and cried herself out.  How could her brothers think about leaving her? How could they put themselves in such danger? How could they do this to … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Brother’s Retelling part 8

The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Retelling part 7

 Part 7 “I’m leaving.” Johannes announced one morning over breakfast.  Exclamations of disbelief arose across the table.  “Please brothers, let me explain.” Johannes held up his hands for quiet. “I know you are shocked and confused, but it was always my intention to set out to find a way to break the curse some day. … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Retelling part 7

The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Re-telling part 6

Part 6 The first week Felicie spent at the cottage was awkward as the siblings became acquainted with one another. Johannes, being the eldest, made it his personal responsibility to ensure Felicie’s comfort, while Franz, being closest to her in age, made it his job to try to keep the young Princess entertained. Whatever resentment … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Re-telling part 6

The Curse of 13: A 12 brothers re-telling Part 5

Part 5: The King and Queen visited the forest cottage in secret whenever they could, bearing gifts and news of their little sister; a little girl named Felicie, they never met. “If she knows about you, the curse may come to pass. We cannot risk that. We cannot risk any of our children getting hurt.” … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 brothers re-telling Part 5