Castle in the Clouds – a fantasy

mountaintop seen from above a sea of clouds, old castle ruin seen on top

She was a creature of the Sun. But in this land there were rain and clouds and with time she became more and more sad and weak. Then her husband, the knight of her heart, built for her a castle on the highest of mountain tops within their lands.
It was, maybe, not the most practical of decisions […]

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Snow Flower – a short story

close-up of Dianthus flower

She was very beautiful and stylish, and people called her “Snow queen” because of her cold heart. She loved flowers and snow. And when he asked her, what she would wish for, as a gift. She told him, “A snow flower.”
He tried to find that flower everywhere, but no matter where he looked or how far he travelled there was no such thing. […]

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The Fae of Flowers and the Prince

close-up of Dianthus flower

Once upon a time there was a prince who had luck in everything, except for love. Even though he was charming and intelligent and had journeyed all of the kingdoms of the world, he couldn’t find the lady of his heart. At long last, despondent and downcast he decided that such was his destiny, and he travelled back home again.
But one day, in a garden nearby his castle, he saw a strange woman […]

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By the Garden Fence

garden fence close-up with plant entwined

They were running and running as fast as they could and they almost reached the forest. But suddenly she stopped, supporting herself against the garden fence and breathing heavily. “I… I can’t run anymore.”
He carefully crawled up the hill and looked down, back at the village, taking care not to be seen. “They are following us,” he told her. “They are questioning people. And – they have dogs.” […]

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