Cautionary Tales: Royal Short Stories

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The Ugly Princess (a short story)
Series: Cautionary Tales: Royal Short Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 800. Language: British English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Vraiment. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Once upon a time, there lived a princess. She was very pretty, I must confess. With piercing blue eyes and long blond hair, you couldn’t help but stop and stare. Every day it was the same, people on the street would call her name ... This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of vanity and pride. It is approximately 650 words.
The Greedy King (a short story)
Series: Cautionary Tales: Royal Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 790. Language: British English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Vraiment. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Once upon a time, there lived a king. He was never content with anything. Every day he loved to complain. He seemed to enjoy being a pain. Breakfast time was an arduous affair. Whom he upset, he didn’t care. When the servants appeared, he would scratch his beard ... This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of greed. It is approximately 660 words.
The Foolish Prince (a short story)
Series: Cautionary Tales: Royal Short Stories, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: British English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Vraiment. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Once upon a time, there lived a prince. He made the people cringe and wince. Prince David acted like he knew so much. The truth was he was out of touch. The decisions he made were never wise. The negative outcomes just grew in size ... This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of arrogance and conceit. It is approximately 670 words.
The Wicked Queen (a short story)
Series: Cautionary Tales: Royal Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: British English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Vraiment. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Once upon a time, there lived a queen. To the people, she was very mean. Queen Mary had a wicked streak. She caused them pain every week. She loved to see them suffer so she made their lives tougher. She spent her time thinking of ways to add more misery to their days ... This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of malice. It is approximately 750 words.
The Angry Duke (a short story)
Series: Cautionary Tales: Royal Short Stories, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 780. Language: British English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Vraiment. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Once upon a time, there lived a duke. He always gave his servants a stinging rebuke. Anything they did was never right. He barked at them with all his might. Some of them were reduced to tears. His angry voice rang in their ears ... This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of anger and rage. It is approximately 650 words.
The Lazy Duchess (a short story)
Series: Cautionary Tales: Royal Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: British English. Published: May 1, 2016 by Vraiment. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Once upon a time, there lived a duchess. She was very lazy, I must confess. She slept in bed for hours on end. She loved her sleep; she didn’t pretend. Every day it was the same; she huffed a sigh when morning came. “I need more sleep,” the duchess whined, as her mother opened a blind ... This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of laziness. It is approximately 1,000 words.
The Arrogant Earl (a short story)
Series: Cautionary Tales: Royal Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: British English. Published: May 24, 2016 by Vraiment. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Once upon a time, there lived an earl. Around him, ill feelings seemed to unfurl. He rubbed people the wrong way by being thoughtless every day. He had a habit of being curt. He didn’t care whose feelings he hurt. His wife and children had plenty to say. They felt his behaviour was not okay ... This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of overbearingness. It is approximately 850 words.
The Silly Countess (a short story)
Series: Cautionary Tales: Royal Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: British English. Published: June 22, 2016 by Vraiment. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Once upon a time, there lived a countess. She was very naive, I must confess. She always trusted what people said and rarely questioned things in her head. The countess had a generous heart. Unfortunately, she wasn’t that smart. She always saw what she wanted to see ... This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of gullibility and silliness. It is approximately 860 words.