A Magickal Shoppe

The Witch’s Hat Shoppe The new moon was already rising as Esmeralda hurried away from the office. Having to stay late for the third time that week, most likely without anything extra forthcoming in her pay envelope, was rather disheartening. Crossing rapidly to the High Street to buy ingredients for dinner, she gazed up at […]

The New Hat

The New Hat Miranda pulled her threadbare cloak closer, shivering in the cold autumn wind.  The sun was setting as she hurried to the market.  Not much would be left at this hour, but whatever she found would be less expensive. Everything started out well enough when they wed four years ago.  John was a […]

The Coachman’s Revenge

The Coachman’s Revenge Heavy rain and wild wind slashed at the coach as it rumbled along the road. Though freezing and soaked to the skin, the Coachman’s masterful driving kept the carriage from overturning.  A tremendous clap of thunder and a bolt of lightning that lit the night sky frightened the horses into a mad […]

A Castle Fairy Tale – Part 4

Parts 1, 2 and 3 are here. The Plan Unfolds Day dawned and at the morning meal, the young priestesses and Harry’s companions continued their lively conversations from the night before.  But Rebelia and Harry were once again reserved with each other.  Directly after the meal, Tréan and Maith went to exercise their horses and […]

A Castle Fairy Tale – Part 3

Part 1 and 2 are here What Happened Next Harry insisted upon seeing to the horse at once and limped as quickly as he was able after the Stable Master.  “Admirable, the man seeing to the horse himself,” the King said thoughtfully.  “Although undoubtedly there is more to his story and I shall know all.” […]

A Castle Fairy Tale

A Castle All Her Own “It is the most unheard of thing I have ever heard!” exclaimed the King, his usually calm face distorted with a mighty scowl to rival that of any ogre’s. The Queen sighed in dismay.  “Young lady, why can you not be more like your sister, Princess Magnifique?” “Forsooth,” the Princess […]