The Queen’s Favorite is one of six fairytales that will be in The Wicked Wolves and other Fairytales collection.
Last to enter the hall was a old crone garbed in black. The appearance by the local witch made Elaine shoot a surreptitious glance at her husband. While all in the court professed to be Christian, they would give the witch’s words more faith then a sermon by any priest.
“The queen is not happy. That is why she cannot bear.”
King Everard turned to Queen Elaine and with his clenched fist on the arm of his throne asked after her well-being. She responded promptly, “My life is everything that I would wish it to be.”
Turning back to the witch, the king asked, contemptuously, “Enlighten us, witch. Tell me what my wife needs to be happy.”
“For the horse, Malika, to speak the truth.”The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other Fairytales
I have a deep love for horses so perhaps it is not surprising that one of my fairytales involves a talking horse – one that only tells lies. This is also one of the few stories in this short story collection that has a medieval setting.
This is a tale of a woman learning to find her own truth and to speak it, no matter the cost. So while the tale may take place in some dim far off past, fairytale land, the journey of self will resonant with many readers. It’s been the favorite of the beta readers.
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