Espoir: A Tale of Sugar, Silence, and Secrets (part one)
Gail Marlene Schwartz, Gail Writes Copywriting Editing
December 16, 2016
Once upon a time, deep in the shadows of the Great Northern kingdom, the night fell, as hard as cement and as dark as chocolate. And deep in the recesses of the kingdom’s palace, tucked under her Ralph Lauren down comforter, slept the teenaged Princess Autumn. Little did any of the others in the kingdom know, least of all the King and Queen, what a devastating plot raged in the Princess’ dreams as she slept.
Autumn’s parents, like most royalty, were millionaires. The king had married into the family after proving his success in the business world as a sugar cane farmer, something that caught the queen’s eye. Unlike many monarchs, Autumn’s parents continued running the family business after the Queen’s ascendency to the throne and her marriage to Autumn’s father.
Between her dad’s business and her mom’s lineage, Autumn’s childhood was one of luxury. Her crown was made of elephant tusk. She wore a Rolex wristwatch. She played video games starring herself. She ate organic spaghetti and meatballs. She spoke French with her Belgian nanny, Renée.