For NaNo, I'm writing a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I included elements from the story, but it's wayyyyy different than the original fairy tale. Way different. During NaNo I'm actually sharing it on Wattpad because somehow that helps me, but here it is if you would like to read. The story is called Wayward Path.
|I don't own the original image.|
Prince Bridger hates his name... and the plans his parents have for him. As the fifth son he has only one duty: to marry well. But his parent's choice for bride is a girl whose family line leads back to piracy and many mysterious deaths. Bridger retaliates by boycotting the marriage and borrowing one of his father's ships to search for the myth of a sleeping princess he heard long ago.
His pirate bride chases after him, for a woman spurned is a dangerous thing. As he avoids cuthroats, sea monsters, and other dangers, Bridger is left to wonder if the lure of a sleeping princess is worth every obstacle he faces.
When one sets out for adventure, a bit of peace and quiet is sometimes appreciated.
I'm really excited and having fun with this project. I only want it to end up being about 20,000 words as it is a novella, and the words are stacking up pretty nicely. I already have nearly 8,000. If I can keep up this rate, the rest of camp should be a breeze, although I will be going to an actual camp and won't be able to write next week...
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to introduce some of my characters. I was really tempted to
introduce you to Eliysa, my spurned pirate lady, but decided you should meet Bridger first. The photos I have chosen for Bridger were the best I could find in a pinch, though not quite what I imagine. Still... Here he is. If the synopsis wasn't enough info, he's a stubborn dreamer who wants to believe in fairy tales. This idea gets him into trouble a lot, especially when the wrong kind of fairy tales come true. He has brown, feathery hair, and an eye color I can never settle on. Green, perhaps. He's thin and wiry and somewhat clumsy. And... I'll let you get to know him yourself.
Ask him some questions!!! :)