Once Upon a Time: Episode Six

The Farm Wife’s Story By Cate McDermott  “I can remember every detail of her face, poor soul, though it was so many years ago.” The farm wife with whom Princess Esther had taken refuge returned to her place by the fire, smiling kindly down at Esther. “Very slender and elegant she was, too, even in her worn garments. In that, too, she was similar to … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Episode Six

Once Upon a Time: Special Christmas Episode

A Christmas Treaty By Cate McDermott Esther stepped to the edge of the clearing and looked around. There was nothing particularly interesting to see, only the bare winter branches overhead and knee-high bunches of high coarse grass, of the type commonly found in swamps. Esther was quite used to these kinds of surroundings by now, after three months of living with the band of outlaws … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Special Christmas Episode

Once Upon a Time: Episode Four

Welcome to the fourth installment of Cate’s serial Once Upon a Time! If you missed the previous posts, click here to find them. Enjoy! Unexpected Allies By Cate McDermott “Well, if that isn’t about the queerest thing I’ve ever heard,” the chief remarked thoughtfully, glancing around the circle of men gathered about the fire, as though expecting their corroboration of this sentiment. Princess Esther looked … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Episode Four

Princess Ida Serial

Due to circumstances over which we have no control, as they say (or, to be more specific, due to publishing new books, attending homeschool marketing conferences, and rehearsing for an upcoming performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Princess Ida with the Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society, to which we all belong), the Once Upon a Time serial has rather fallen by the wayside of late. … Continue reading Princess Ida Serial

Once Upon A Time: Episode Three

Welcome to the third installment of Cate’s serial Once Upon a Time! If you missed the previous ones, click here to find them. Enjoy! The Ambush By Cate McDermott “What’s the matter, Alyssa?” Princess Esther’s maid quickly turned away from the carriage window, forcing a smile. “Nothing, I was just wondering whether we weren’t going a little too fast down this hill,” she replied, casting another … Continue reading Once Upon A Time: Episode Three