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

The King’s Beloved John: a faithful John Retelling part 3

Part : HERE Part 2: HERE John could deny Franz nothing. He had loved, guided, taught, and supported the lad from a young boy to a young King. Seeing how seriously his boy pinned for the princess of his dreams, John knew he would not rest until he had met the maiden. And so, he … Continue reading The King’s Beloved John: a faithful John Retelling part 3

The King’s Beloved John: a faithful John retelling part 2

Part 1: HERE King Stefan’s rule was both prosperous and fair, as such, there were many condolences to accept, visiting dignitaries to greet, and bequeaths to distribute. King Franz did this all with as much decorum and grace as he could muster in his grief. Through it all, his second father, John, stood by his … Continue reading The King’s Beloved John: a faithful John retelling part 2

The King’s Beloved John: a retelling of Faithful John

Part 1: Prologue King Stefan had been confined to his bed for months.  In vain physicians from around the kingdom and surrounding lands had been called by the Crown Prince Franz to cure his ailing father. None were able to restore the good king’s health. Day after day, Prince Franz diligently performed his duties of … Continue reading The King’s Beloved John: a retelling of Faithful John

Iron, Green, and Gold: a Frog Prince Re-telling part 5

Part 4: Here I paced my small chamber until I grew dizzy from making sharp turns in a small place. I sat I on my narrow straw mattress, with my head in my hands, and my elbows on knees that bounced with trapped energy. Tonight would be the final act of our ill-planed play. Whether … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: a Frog Prince Re-telling part 5

Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling part 4

Part 1: Here Part 2: Here Part 3: Here Part 4: Here I carried the prince to the edge of the castle gates, then went inside to introduce myself as a representative of his entourage, sent ahead to prepare for his arrival. Once there, I would begin my observations of the court, and the princesses … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling part 4

Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling- part 3

*I didn't forget, the holidays were just really busy!* Part 1: HERE Part 2 : HERE "I can't believe you talked me into this." Prince James looked at his diminished reflection in the still water of a pond just outside the Sonnigeebene castle gates. "I can't believe you let me do this," I replied. I … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling- part 3

Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling part 2

Read part 1 HERE: A formal letter of agreement and a gift were promptly sent to the Kingdom of Sonnigeebene, and James and I were preparing to follow. I was eager to see our neighbors to the East, but Prince James' nervousness the more the topic of marriage was brought up. Each time Prince Hans … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling part 2

Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling Part 1

As children Prince James and I played in the courtyard together. We were unlikely friends, the second born son of a king and the only son of the castle sorceress, but we spent every day together since we were scarcely out of the nursery. He, as a second son, had few royal responsibilities, and I … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling Part 1

Half-Told Tales: My Incomplete Writing Projects

Like many writers, I have a backlog of writing. My files and folders are stuffed with projects I've started, but abandoned at various stages of development. Short stories and novellas in many genres: speculative horror, suspense, fantasy, and romance, children's books, and personal essays- all still waiting for their first draft mock-ups. In honor of … Continue reading Half-Told Tales: My Incomplete Writing Projects