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Meet Peter the Toad

Each month I will introduce a new character from my work-in-progress, Heartless Hette, a retelling of The Princess who never laughed. I’ve already introduced the Princess, Sorcerer, Fool, Shepherd, and Healer (see the previous posts to get to know them).  Today I’d like to introduce you to Peter the Toad. *** “My lady.” The maid shook my shoulder. “Konrad … Continue reading Meet Peter the Toad

Meet Demuth the Healer

Each month I will introduce a new character from my work-in-progress, Heartless Hette, a retelling of The Princess who never laughed. I’ve already introduced the Princess, Sorcerer, Fool, and Shepherd (see the previous posts to get to know them).  Today I’d like to introduce you to Demuth the Healer, and temporary maid to the princess. The following scene is … Continue reading Meet Demuth the Healer

Meet the Wise Shepherd

Each month I will introduce a new character from my work-in-progress, Heartless Hette, a retelling of The Princess who never laughed. I’ve already introduced Princess Hette, Friedrich the Sorcerer, and Konrad the Court Fool. Today I’d like to introduce you to a person who is even a fairy tale within this tale–the Wise Shepherd. This is part a tale that the … Continue reading Meet the Wise Shepherd

Meet Konrad the Court Fool

Each month I will introduce a new character from my work-in-progress, Heartless Hette, a retelling of The Princess who never laughed. I’ve already introduced Princess Hette and Friedrich the Sorcerer. Today I’d like to introduce you to Konrad the Court Fool Ringing bells echoed across the throne room. The court fool strode through the arched door way, the bells … Continue reading Meet Konrad the Court Fool

Meet Friedrich the Sorcerer

For the next several months I will introduce a new character from my work-in-progress, Heartless Hette, a retelling of The Princess who never laughed. Last time I introduced Princess Hette.  Today I’d like to introduce you to Friedrich the Sorcerer. The man’s grey eyes were rimmed with black. Not black lashes—those were as pale as his flaxen hair that … Continue reading Meet Friedrich the Sorcerer