The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Retelling part 4

Part 4 “I cannot undo the curse.” Odine looked at her daughter with eyes full of tears.  “I wish I could, for you- and the boys, the baby. But Raol, his magic is too strong.” “So there’s nothing you can do? Nothing we can do?” Queen Maya shrunk into her armchair, clutching her belly. “Do … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Retelling part 4

The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Retelling part 3

The dark, twisted man before her was not the boy she had once loved.  Maya remembered the spring she turned sixteen, when she had met the Captain of the guard’s son. Unlike his strong, knightly father, Raol was sickly and confined to more scholarly pursuits. She watched him study in the castle library, pouring over … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Princes Retelling part 3

The Curse of 13: a 12 princes retelling part 2

Part 2 The castle was in an uproar preparing for the crowning ceremony for the eldest prince. After years of putting off this important occasion, the eldest Prince Johannes finally agreed to take his rightful place as the official heir of the Rabenreich.  “I hate all this pomp and circumstance.” Johannes complained to his mother … Continue reading The Curse of 13: a 12 princes retelling part 2

The Curse of 13: A 12 Brothers Retelling- part 1

Part 1: The Queen was pregnant again. It had been several years since the youngest prince had been born, and the Queen was in her 43rd year of life, so the news of a 13th child was a surprise to the royal family and the kingdom.  “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a princess this … Continue reading The Curse of 13: A 12 Brothers Retelling- part 1

The King’s Beloved John: A Faithful John Retelling part 8 (Final)

Part 1: HERE Part 2: HERE Part 3: HERE Part 4: HERE Part 5: HERE Part 6: HERE Part 7: HERE King Franz and Queen Marigold were devastated by John’s loss. Their grief was so great that even their dreams stopped. They spared to expense to free John from his entombment, and sent knight after … Continue reading The King’s Beloved John: A Faithful John Retelling part 8 (Final)

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 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