Inky Tales- The Sleeping Beauty Part 1Inky Tales- The Sleeping Beauty Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Once upon a time in a land that was as beautiful as it was barbaric; in which darkness was just another kind of weather, and where 'Despair' was the name of every other village; there came a brief reign of stability.
It was a watery candle in a wicked downpour, yet it was a beacon nonetheless.
This wavering light was provided by the rule of King Roderic the Stupidly Brave and his beautiful young queen, Leonora the Cunning.
Both had battled long and hard to be together and now they put up a united front in the battle against evil. Many monsters, fire breathing and child-eating fell before their courageous God-fearing knights.
As the years passed, and the harvest flourished because there were no dragons to consume them, and people began to travel outside their hamlets and towns because there were fewer trolls lurking under the bridges; a new sadness touched the hearts of Roderic and Leonora. Their victories seemed hollow for they began to lack a cause to fight fo