Friday, August 31

Story Contest

So... today I am trying a new sort of post....a Contest!

Write a short story set in medieval times and put it in the "comments" box. The contest will end on the first of October.

I can't wait to see all your stories, please do this!


  1. Love the new design! Which Awesome Inc. template did you use?? It's so sweet!! And LOVE your new prof pic!! Really cool. =D OK, OK--story. Ahem...

    "Where are ye, stable girl? Girl!" the rough voice was all-too familiar to me.

    "I'm over here!" I yelled, putting down my pitchfork and wiping my hands on my rough woolen surcoat that hung loosely over my gown.

    In strode the rather large, gross man that I knew as my employer. A rough leather jerkin covered his tunic, covered in stains of all kinds that I didn't even try to imagine what they were.

    "There's someone 'ere to see ya," he admitted, glaring at me.

    He pointed towards the door, where a man dressed in a gray robe and carrying a large wooden staff was waiting. He wore a cloak's hood over his head, covering his features. But I could tell by his old and gnarled hands that he was elderly.

    "Sir?" I queried, coming to stand before him with my hands clasped behind my back.

    "Are you Carolyn Maybro?" he demanded, looking me up and down.

    "Yes," I answered. "And who are you?"

    "There is much urgency," he started. "You must set off at once for the castle."

    "And why is that?" I demanded.

    At just that moment bugles sounded off and the royal carriage pulled out in front of my master's livery stable. Surprised, I watched as the door swung open and man that I knew as the king strode out. He looked around, and then he stopped when he saw me.

    "Can it be...?" He whispered, running forward and falling on his knees before me.

    "Umm...." I started.

    The old man sighed. "I guess you would've found out who you were sooner or later."

    "Who am I?" I demanded.

    "Princess Carolyn of the kingdom of Sariwyn," explained the king. Tears pricked his eyes. "My daughter."

    I took a step backwards. "Your daughter? Sir, are you being quite absurd? Is this some kind of sick joke that you're playing on me?"

    "No, he's not," answered the old man. "Let me introduce myself. I am the wizard Nevery. I am the king's wizard, and I helped him locate you." He glared at the king. "And I WAS going to break it slowly to you."

    "Come," urged the king. "You must come to the castle with me at once."

    "Wait!" I pulled my arm away. I looked at the men, whose faces showed surprise. "What if I don't want to come with you? What if I don't want to be a princess? What if I don't want to rule the kingdom?"

    "Do you?" asked Nevery.

    I froze. I couldn't lie. "Yes."

    The king smiled. I went with him in his fine carriages to the castle. The thrust into the life of luxury was very unknown to me.

    Queen Carolyn was beloved by all her peoples for all of her days. She made a big reach out to the poor people, among whom she used to be. She became the most loved and memorable ruler of all of the kingdom of Sariwyn. She died peacefully at the age of 120.

  2. Replies
    1. Brittney, thanks for following! I was going to end the contest the first of October, but I will add an extension, since only one person has entered so far. So go ahead!

  3. OK, thanks! here is my story!

    The MoonAcre Remorse

    Two Thousand years ago in the land of MoonAcre there lived a princess named LeeAnn. Her father owned a land of slaves, and LeeAnn wanted to free them. She knew the way her father treated them was wrong. She decided she would sneak up to the caves where the slaves were locked up,and free them. She snuck up to the side of the cave with her friend Mellissa. The plan was that Mellissa was to go to the mountains and distract the guards, while LeeAnn would open the iron gate and set the slaves free.

    While Mellissa made the distraction all the guards left, or so LeeAnn thought. While LeeAnn was opening the gate for the slaves, she heard a trumpet- a warning trumpet! She hurried up and opened the gate, and the slaves fled. Then LeeAnn tried to creep out, but she was too late! One of the guards grabbed her, and called for her father.

    Her father’s wrath poured out, and he told one of his men to take LeeAnn to the dungeon and not give her food nor water for four days! LeeAnn almost died on the third day, but her father changed his mind.

    He said, “I will not let you die so soon, for all my slaves have been lost just because you felt sorry for them! Since you have done this, I dearly hope someone will feel sorry for you for I have sold you into slavery!”

    LeeAnn begged her father to change his heart, but he refused. She promised herself that she would come back to MoonAcre free. LeeAnn lived for seven years as a slave. Then one day as she was serving her master’s dinner. She heard that some slaves where being returned to MoonAcre. LeeAnn made sure that she was one of them. On the way to MoonAcre LeeAnn made a friend with a girl named Kassie.

    LeeAnn told her what happened to her, and Kassie agreed to help her make things right. While the slaves where being presented to the king, he did not recognize LeeAnn, but she knew him. She was filled with anger so she slipped out of the group into a dark corner in the palace.

    The next day LeeAnn went into town to see her old friend Mellissa. She soon found out that the king had sentenced her to death after LeeAnn had left. LeeAnn was filled with rage! She went out and bought a dagger and ran into the palace, where she found the king on his throne.

    When he saw her, he did not recognize her, and he said, “ What right do you have to walk into my chambers without permission?”

    “ I have the right as your daughter,” replied LeeAnn.

    “ My daughter is dead. She would never have survived seven years of slavery. Did you know her? Did she send you?”

    “ My father, you do not recognize me? I am your flesh and blood! I have spent fifteen years with you and you do not think I am your daughter?”, LeeAnn asked.

    When the king saw it was her, his long lost daughter, he could barely believe it was her! “Oh, LeeAnn kill me now for I have done a horrible thing, I beg thee to forgive me!”

    LeeAnn’s heart was grieved and she bowed on her knees weeping. “I forgive thee father!”

    It was known throughtout the kingdom that the princess had returned! Everyone rejoiced, there was going to be a royal feast to celebrate the uniting.

    As soon as Mellissa’s father heard this he set out a plan to kill the people who had killed his beloved daughter! On the day of the feast he sneaked into the royal kitchen, and poisoned their cups.

    The royal drink tester, examined the cups but did not know it was poisoned, because it could not be triggered unless their lips touched the cups!

    As father and daughter took a sip, the poisen attacked making them not able to breath!

    As the king was dying he said to his daughter, “ I love thee, I am truly regretful of my actions!!


    LeeAnn had freed Kassy before her death, and she became the next queen.

    1. That is an awesome story, Brittney! Thanks for entering!

    2. Thank you:) I was happy to enter!