An Enchanted Tale
Date: 11/21/2017, Categories: Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Author: Master_Jonathan, Source: LushStories
Long long ago, in a sleepy little kingdom deep in the woods, a lone cloaked figure came riding slowly into the village. This quaint village sat at the base of a very big hill, at the top of which sat a large imposing castle, which in turn protected the village. The village was quiet and dark and the rider was curious as to why. It looked charming enough, but there was a sense of foreboding and dread that permeated the whole town. The figure rode slowly through town, stopping at a small market where he could get some supplies. He went inside and up to the counter where a small, chubby, balding shopkeeper stood. "Hello fine Sir," the cloaked figure said. "I need some supplies to continue my travels." He handed his list to the shopkeeper who began filling his needs. As the last items were going into his rucksack, he asked the shopkeeper, "This is a nice little village, but why is it so dark and gloomy here? Surely this place gets plenty of sunshine?" "Stranger, it isn't the sunshine - or lack of it - that caused the dreary mood here," he said, simply. "What then? What could cause such discord?" he pressed. "Do you not know of the curse? Of what happened here so long ago?" the shopkeeper said. "Sir, I am a stranger from a land far off. I am not knowledgeable about these parts and am only traveling through." So the shopkeeper began telling the curious visitor about the legend and curse that had befallen their village. "Many, many, years ago, this was a happy place. Our King and ...