It’s hot, sunny day here in Finland so what better way to cool than dive into the refreshing pond with this cute frog by J.R. Barker! The Page Roulette has spun again and the page is…drum rolls…page 24 from The Adventures of the Frog Prince!
He had been staring so intently at the Queen willing her to further incriminate herself that he had forgotten to hide.
He looked up at the Princess; a look of curiosity had replaced her normal absent look.
Princess Adelaide was looking directly at him, but unlike a normal Princess she didn’t scream.
As the Queen continued wittering on, unaware of her daughters staring match with a frog, the Princess appeared to reach for something behind her, never taking her eyes off him.
He suspected that the something that she was reaching for would be used to squash him.
She looked away, presumably to look for the thing she was grasping for. Quick as a flash the Prince took his chance and hid himself under a nearby table. This possibly wasn’t the best hiding place in the world, but it had a conveniently large tablecloth draped over it and, when you’re only three centimetres long, it worked just fine.
He peered out at the world from under the great white sheet and saw the Princess surreptitiously looking for him. He couldn’t tell what it was that she had been reaching for. Perhaps she hadn’t found it.
Obviously unable to find him the Princess leant forward to select a cake, sweeping the floor with her gaze as she did so. As she sat back she turned back into the vacant, glassy eyed Princess that he had first met, seemingly oblivious to her surroundings.
The change that had come over her confused him. There was obviously more to this Princess than met the eye. Her vacant act was obviously just that, an act. Was it to take the suspicion away from her? Perhaps he had got it wrong and it wasn’t the parents but the daughter whom he ought to watch. This was becoming far too confusing for his liking.
He listened to the conversation outside the tablecloth.
“Oh and do stop wringing that wretched handkerchief like a common maid! Honestly any-one would have thought that I had bought up a street urchin.”
He didn’t hear anything else that was relevant to his predicament, but he was afraid to move in case the Princess spotted him.
Jo Barker has been writing short stories for many years as a hobby
and has now finally published with The Adventures of the Frog Prince.
Her stories take you on weird and wonderful journeys using a combination of fantasy and strange facts that makes the narrative more engaging.
At the moment she is writing children’s tales but there are plans for other books.
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