The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 15

Please forgive the tardiness of this post!  It's technically still Monday, though, so it technically isn't late.  As an apology for making you wait longer than usual, this chapter is especially long. Find previous chapters here. What a beautiful night it was, with the air holding the coolness of the end of summer and the … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 15

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 14

Find previous chapters here. ________________________________________             A large blot spread over the parchment, marring the curves of the letters around it.  Steven frowned at the page.  With a sigh, he dabbed the blotch with a cloth and picked up a razor to scrape off the blemish. That activity was one with which he was becoming … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 14

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 13

Find previous chapters here. ____________________________________________             “Son!” Bill glanced at his mother, then back at the package in his hand.  How did he get here, to the front of the castle?  Wasn’t he in his cold bedroom a moment ago?  He had been plotting how to run away. “Hush, Louise,” his father’s nasly voice rebuked.  … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 13

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 12

Previous chapters can be found here. ________________________________________             Annette was no stranger to being stabbed.  Almost weekly, splinters left in the ashy remains of fires at the Ferngold castle would pierce her hands or feet.  She would simply pull them out, squeeze out a few drops of blood, and continue with her life. Instinct told … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 12

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 11

Find previous chapters here. ___________________________________________             There he was, back at last.  Of course, he would need a good scrubbing before he could be thoroughly recognizable as her son, but he was back, and that was what mattered. She should have been elated, should have felt victorious, or she should have been furious at the … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 11

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 10

Find previous chapters here. _______________________________________             Three days later, Will could barely believe they were still alive.  The king’s wish for the Fern’s blessing must have come true.  He lay on sticky, moist ground, exhausted and panting from having just escaped a pitfall that he and Annette had accidentally found.  Despite facing a troll, four … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 10

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 9

Find previous chapters here. __________________________________             “You must be mistaken,” Annette stated. The sage just smiled.  “No, I am definitely not.  It’s as clear as crystals, plain for all to see.  Why, look at your faces.  You have the same eyes, same nose, same cheekbones.” But if it were true—he was a prince.  She started … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 9

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 8

Find previous chapters here. ______________________________________             Trevor the sage did not often receive visitors to his cottage near the border of Clachan and Poldar.  When knocking on his door besieged his peaceful reading, he muttered to his old grey dog, “I wonder who that is?” The dog raised an eyelid, blinked, and fell back asleep. … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 8

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 7

Find previous chapters here. ____________________________________________             Repulsion filled Maxwell at the sight of his wife.  “Take me to him,” she demanded. “To whom?” he drawled.  Playing ignorant would infuriate her. Her eyes narrowed.  “To the sorcerer.  Do not play games with me, Maxwell.” He bit back the many rejoinders that came to mind, since he … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 7

The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 6

Find previous chapters here. ______________________________________             Will fought.  He fought the branches of the tree that wrapped around him like vines.  He fought with everything he had.  And he cursed the foolishness of the girl for dragging him to Clachan and his eminent death. If only he could reach the dagger the king of Ferngold … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 6