Thursday, July 30, 2015

hidden daughter

Here I sit, just grinning haphazardly and thinking, "Well, that happened." Sorry about the blog dilemma, folks. This is what happened: I needed to renew my URL but I couldn't because my brother does that. But, unfortunately, he lives in a different state now because he had to go get married. (How rude.) So it took awhile for him and I to finally talk about it, and for him to do it.

But we're back! (Imagine my characters and I nodding solemnly.) Currently I am brainstorming something with Emily Ann, and I am also attempting a Sleeping Beauty retelling. I'm not entirely sure what I plan to call it, but it's currently suffering under the title of Hidden Daughter. I don't love it, really, but it's the best I got.

Perhaps you'd like to meet the cast?

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KAUR, or better known as Kaurie, is a seventeen-year-old girl who is not afraid of anything. At least, that is the image she carefully paints for the world. She grew up as an orphan: poverty-stricken and left to fend for herself. And she is determined to change that as soon as she learns the truth about herself and her kingdom.

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AURELIA is the princess of LunĂ©. She is small and delicate, and she hasn't had much experience with fear. She has nothing of which to be afraid. But when she is unexpectedly abducted from her home, she finds that the world is a much more hostile place than she imagined. Having never met courage before, she must create it within herself and make friends of her apparent enemies.

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TIMON hasn't grown up. A genius with an almost enchanting way with falcons, Mo lives under the pressure of gaining back his father's place in the kingdom. When he learns of the event that turned the king against his family, he sets about to make things right, with the help of a couple of willing and not-so-willing comrades. Hopefully he can mature a bit before the real danger arrives.

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ALEC, a trained swordsman, hasn't exactly met danger yet. With his honor and sword by his side, he traverses to the castle with the goal of winning the tournament and the princess's hand in marriage. But when the tournament is unexpectedly cancelled, he is thrust into an adventure full of dangers he has never seen in his young life and his first instinct, protect others, becomes well-worn before it is half over.

Tell me: how are your retellings coming along?

14 comments:

  1. I was trying so desperately get on your blog yesterday and it just WOULD NOT LET ME lol :D I just started my retelling today :) I honestly don't know if I'll finish it. It's quite complex to do a contemporary retelling of Sleeping Beauty :D

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    1. Aww, I'm so sorry about the blog troubles! It was down for two or three weeks. O_o Hopefully that will never happen again!

      Thanks for commenting, and I hope to one day read your Sleeping Beauty story! Did you say a contemporary retelling? That sounds so fascinating!

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  2. I WANT TO READ THIS. It sounds so good!! =)

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    1. Thanks so much, Em! :) YOUR retelling sounds so good!

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  3. Wow, Emily, that's a beautiful cast and your story sounds fascinating. Also it's awesome that you are brainstorming something with Emily P. because we all know that that can only end in greatness.

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    1. Pshh, thanks, girl!! And as for the brainstorming with Em ... you make me blush and I hope this idea goes many places because I think you'll love it.

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  4. Sounds interesting! And that first paragraph had me laughing. :)
    It's good to have your blog back again though; I have seriously been missing it.

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    1. Aww, glad I could make you laugh. :) And thanks for the welcome back! I've missed blogging.

      Your comments always make me smile, Jessica.

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  5. Hi Emily!

    It looks like you've been busy :) - I didn't know your brother got married, how exciting (haha, sorry to spoil your fun!)

    What a wonderful cast for your fairy-tale retelling story, Emily! It sounds like a fantastic story. . . P.S. I like Alec already ;).

    It's lovely to have you back! I have not been super much on blogger lately either, but I get excited to see my old friend's blog-updates.
    Much love!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Joy! And yes, I like Alec, too, although Timon is my favorite of the two. ;) I've missed blogging, so it makes me smile that you all have missed my blog as well! It's good to be back.

      xoxo

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  6. P.S.S. did I mention how lovely your blog-design is looking these days? *loves*

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  7. The new design! And you're back! And these characters! Basically this just made me really happy. ^.^

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  8. I just stumbled upon your blog thanks to pinterest, and I'm so glad I did. This looks and sounds fantastic, best of luck with it!
    p.s. Where did you get these pictures? (I recognize one of them, but the rest...)

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    1. Hello Andrea!

      I found all of the pictures on Pinterest. Thank you for stopping by!

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