Here is the continuation of the fairy tale of Princess Quinnomenia.
While Princess Quinnomenia was locked away in her tower,
the prince travelled from kingdom to kingdom
telling tales about the princess. How she was an unfit ruler,
giving away all the kingdom’s food to whomever asked.
Reports of these rumours started to filter back to her kingdom
and they upset Quinnomenia.
Three years before all these events, Quinnomenia had
indeed given food to another kingdom. An ambassador
had journeyed to her castle because he had heard rumours
of her wealth and generosity. He gave her compliments
and flattery until she felt she could not but give a harvest to him.
It was about this that her prince was spreading news,
but he was making stories up too, incensing rulers of
other lands against her and telling them how to infiltrate
her castle and all the secret nooks and passageways
to hide inside.
While the prince was spreading his venomous tongue
around the land, the children of Quinnomenia’s kingdom
fell in love with her new story.
They would gather around in front of the castle every evening
to hear the next chapter.
One day, while she was reading, one of her knights interrupted
to tell her of the rumours the prince was spreading amongst the
kingdoms and of the assembly that had been formed by all the
other rulers, who claimed that a woman, a princess,
was not fit to rule over a kingdom.
He reported that an army had been sent forth towards her castle.
That night she packed everything she needed and fled to a shanty
on the outskirts of her kingdom to hide. Her subjects offered
to give her shelter but she did not want to endanger them.
Part Three coming soon.