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 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