PERDITA – A lost Child


The young prince is kidnapped, but not for ransom.  Babur is executing his plan.  He really couldn’t be happier.



In the quiet and solitude of a peaceful evening here in the Kingdom of Caelestis, the king’s family is relaxing from their endeavors, But below in the deepening shadows evil creeps silently, maliciously, into the great house. The ones in the shadows have come for only one thing – The greatest treasure of Caelestis, the young prince.



Yes, Paul had been the Field Marshall for Babur.  But he had single handedly delivered the young prince home to his father, the king of Caelestis.  That one deed gave him a place at the king’s table, and adoption into the king’s family. He served in the Caelestis’ Army some years until he married and withdrew to […]



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Beatrice was ecstatic to have received such able help and generosity. She started off with Johanna in the pouch on her back, and Consuela following. She soon found the old sailor in the bright yellow boat. He said he was Torrance indeed and when she told him what the Harbor Master had said and delivered her coin, […]



Chapter One: The Crime   The night had fallen gently on the sleepy kingdom following a day that had been bright and peaceful. The fields had been mown, the bread had been baked, the floors swept and the linens aired. The soft breeze whispered that tomorrow would be bright and shining as well. The servants of the […]



  Characters:  Most characters have a name the meaning of which is directly tied to their part in the story. Johanna –  Johanna (means Beloved) Beatrice – Johanna’s birth mother – (Traveler) Paul – Johanna’s birth father – (Humble) Consuela – the friend who see them and guides them through all the difficulties, overseeing Johanna/Perdita through the difficulties she experiences- finding […]



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Fairytale meets Pilgrim’s Progress.   Bad things begin to happen when vassal to the High King, Babur’s ambition grows.  Our characters each have to choose which side to serve, to their betterment, or destruction. We follow their journey as they travel sustained by hopes and promises – toward home. Paul and Beatrice, With their little Johanna, are forced […]