Once Upon a Time: Episode Five

Once Upon a Time is now on its fifth installment–or sixth, if you are counting the special Christmas episode! The Woman Who Remembered The Mother By Cate McDermott Princess Esther peered cautiously around the trunk of a thick, leafless old oak tree, and then hastily ducked back behind its cover, and consulted the piece of much-worn parchment she held in her hand. “This should be … Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Episode Five

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

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

Once Upon A Time: Episode Two

Welcome to the second installment of Cate’s serial Once Upon a Time! If you missed the first one, click here to read it as well. Enjoy! The Journey Begins By Cate McDermott “Good-bye, dearest!” Esther threw her arms around Eliza’s neck and hugged her tight. “Oh, I wish I were going with you!” her half-sister cried, with a sob in her voice. “Hush, dear; no, … Continue reading Once Upon A Time: Episode Two