Yeah I entered a a story contest and here's my entry :)
The Wandering Forest Princess
is the first tale of the daring Princess Akira Rose, as told by the witness: Mallory
This is what I witnessed while sitting
up in a tree so thick with leaves that I was never seen…but I, I saw quite a
“It’s only a
little farther.” She told herself
as she journeyed through the mossy forest.
She picked up the long train of her glossy green dress and hurried farther
her eyes glued forward. Her name was
Akira. She was a wondering forest princess she’d always wandered as long as anyone
could remember going from one place to another.
Akira stopped suddenly and smoothed her gown. Sighing she
pulled a bow from her shoulder and let an arrow fly it landed with a *thud*
into a branch near the head of the enemy, and before he could turn around and
see her she had grabbed hold of a branch and swung herself up into the trees.
His face was white as sheet he gestured for more men to come to him.
“It’s…it’s her!” he stammered excitedly a taller man stepped forward he
seemed to be the commander. “You did well boy.” He called more soldiers to him.
For a moment Akira felt a trill of fear (I
could see it in her eyes) but it quickly subsided, after all hadn’t she meant to miss him? Hadn’t she meant to alert them
of her presence so she could get away? She nodded to herself and secured
her bow once again. Meanwhile the soldier she had missed was examining the
arrow that he had so narrowly escaped from. Akira climbed down from the tree
behind him and picked up a small smooth stone and with one quick thrust she
tossed it off far into the distance. It landed echoing in the abyss. The man
dropped the arrow and shakily headed off in that direction. She grabbed it
again and headed away.
I watched for awhile but she did not
return though the soldiers did, and I quickly scurried away looking back, but
if I was to see her again it wouldn’t be that day.
Note: Mallory Satchel was only seven
when she witnessed this and as she grew older she saw Akira many more times. She
spent many afternoons telling tales of the princess.
that's all for now