THE KING’S HEIR

They found him lying between the petals of the ornamental pink flower that was the centrepiece of the fountain. A little too much consumed at the masked ball. Nymphs and faeries ruled the gardens that night, dancing in the shadows created by the fireworks. He had been in good humour, blessing all with goodwill, even … Continue reading THE KING’S HEIR

THE NEW KING

He looked down upon his ragtag army of waifs and strays, born and reared in the streets, just like him. Now they had organisation and purpose. No longer fighting among themselves, no longer squabbling over meagre scraps. He had brought them together, united against their common enemy. From the rooftop he looked at the skyline … Continue reading THE NEW KING

A ROYAL FEAST (aka EAT YOUR VEGETABLES)

Gefjun brought the feast to the table. Her husband, Skjöldr, son of Odin, sat silently in his anger. 'Thank you for this offering, mother,' said Fridleif as the plate was laid before him. 'Eat well, Fridleif.' Gefjun took her place beside her son and looked at Skjöldr. 'Can I eat now?' spoke the Norse king. 'Not yet, father. … Continue reading A ROYAL FEAST (aka EAT YOUR VEGETABLES)