The Melancholy Princess
By Sheela Word
Published: March 12, 2013.
"The lowliest damsel can love where she likes, but I have no more freedom than a caged bird. My role is all, and my will is naught."
Princess Anne is unhappy at Court, and spurns all suitors. She is about to become a nun, when a midnight encounter proves to have unexpected consequences. (Short story, 6,000 words.)