TITLE: Impossible Quests
GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy
Many things come to mind at the mention of a princess in a faraway kingdom, riches beyond one’s imagination, high towers to sit and watch over the kingdom, and handmaidens to cater to every whim. Princess Rosalinda knows of none of these. She is the sole heir to the throne of Axington, the poorest kingdom in all the land. The highest tower is a mere two stories tall, and her handmaiden acts as chef, stable girl, and herald leaving little time to tend to the princess.
What Princess Rosalinda has that the other kingdoms does not is stunning good looks, long, flowing auburn hair, the color of the midday sun, milky white skin, and a bosom the size of two newborn babies’ heads, which is the envy of every princess within a thousand miles. She also has every prince from the neighboring five kingdoms sniffing around as a mangy mutt sniffs the refuse bins.
Princess Rosalinda brushes her lush hair while sitting in the tower watching over the royal livestock, a malnourished cow, two goats, and a chicken that would be supper if not for her superior egg laying abilities.
“Let me get that.” Maria, the handmaiden, rushes into the room taking the brush out of the princess’ hand. She strokes the brush through the hair.
“You reek of the stables.” Princess Rosalinda scrunches up her nose.
“Sorry milady. I recently returned from the stables where I prepared the royal steed,” Maria says.
“I would rather stick bamboo shoots under my fingernails until each one pops off my fingertips one at a time, then ride that slow horse.” The royal steed is not slow in terms of speed, he can keep up with fastest horses in the kingdom, however mentally, he is challenged.