November 1, 2006

49,455 Words to Go

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:59 am by Ian

Princess Katrina presided over her Royal Court with wisdom and grace beyond her years. “Katrina the Wise,” they called her. She rose effortlessly from her throne—”Katrina the Graceful”, too—and stepped forward to confront the figure before her.

“Explain the meaning of this, Count Frederick! How is it that you came to be in posession of these documents detailing our defensive plans during this time of crisis?”

She paused to listen to Frederick’s desperate pleas of innocence.

“Silence,” said the Princess when she had heard enough. Princess Katrina had a way of telling when people were lying to her. It was one of her best qualities.
“Your treachery is more clearly read in your lies than in these treasonous communications with Lord Sivilus”

As she accused him, she flung the envelope at Frederick. He stood cowed but unflinching until it hit him in the face (The Princess had a hell of an arm), then crumpled like a rag doll. The Princess turned her back on him.

“Take him away,” said the Princess to her Royal Constable, who quickly moved forward and began to drag Count Frederick’s motionless form away.

“Not like that, Joey,” corrected the Princess. “Pick him up.”
“Why not?”
“You’re getting him all dirty!”
“Am not!”
“Look, I’m the Princess, so you have to do it like I tell you to.”
“When’s my turn to be princess?”
“When you’re older. And, besides, boys don’t get to be the Princess.”
“That’s not fair.”

Joey dropped Frederick and sat down with his arms crossed in front of him.

Princess Katrina sighed heavily. One of her most prized skills was her Royal Sigh.

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3 Comments »

  1. Ian said,

    That’s missing some italics, but I’m way too lazy to add them back in.

  2. Daniel said,

    Is this the first post? It’s the first on of the NaNoWriMo month….. Consider me wanting a copy!

  3. Ian said,

    Oops. I forgot to make the link. It’s actually this one over here, where I announced completion. You’re good to go, though.


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