marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

a journey for a king

And what brought a king riding down the roads so swiftly that he surprised the inn at which he stopped?

Yeah, my decision to introduce him to the heroine, but you're supposed to fake it better than that.

At first I thought hunting, then I thought not. . .

And he's a fairy tale king, thus limiting options all about.

Robbers, I thought.  That would justify speed.  Though they shall have to be surprised at the inn that word hadn't reached them yet.

and then I started to think of fairy tale robbers.  The Robber Bridegroom is right out, since the wedding party kills those robbers.  Hmm. . . The Old Woman in the Woods.  All the robbers' purpose there is to get the heroine lost in the woods.  The king can then dispose of them.
Tags: fairy tales (retelling), orchestrating characters, travel, world-building: royalty

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