The Princess and the Christmas tree
By H. Jason Schulz
Copyright © 2010 H. Jason Schulz
Published by H. Jason Schulz at Smashwords
Once upon a time there lived a beautiful young princess whose home happened to be in a castle, in the middle of a quaint village at the very center of an enchanted forest. What made this forest enchanted was that it was inhabited by forest fairies that lived among the trees. The children of the village would often sneak away and try to catch one of these fairies. For, as legend has it, if a person were to catch one of these fairies, the fairy would have to grant them one wish. But it was very difficult to catch a fairy. As you know, fairies can fly, and they also have a keen sense of hearing so it is almost impossible to sneak up on them from behind.
One day this princess happened to be riding through the enchanted forest. She often rode her horse for hours through the beautiful trees. Today she happened to cross paths with a handsome young prince who was trying to make his way home after fighting the wars in the north.
“Hello fair princess!” The prince said.
“Good day.” The princess returned his greeting.
“I am lost in this beautiful forest and I need assistance to return to my own kingdom. Can you help me?” The prince asked.
“I can show you to my palace, and from there you can get the directions that you need.” The princess replied.
So the princess and the prince slowly made their way to the princess’s castle. Along the way the prince fell madly in love with the fair princess for she was very beautiful and more importantly, had a delightful personality. They arrived at the princess’s palace and the prince was welcomed by the king who gave him a map and an escort of soldiers to assist him in returning to his own kingdom. Reluctantly the prince returned to his own kingdom.