King’s Understanding

“Damn that woman!”

“What has Princess Kerowyné done this time?” Dimitri groaned turning pages as he looked over the King’s daily schedule.

King Tyler stomped through the throne room with fury stretched across his face. Dimitri was watching him over his clipboard like a cat sizing up its dinner. Tyler had a strong urge to choke him out with that stupid look on his face but instead fell into his throne with a disgusted grunt. One day my time as king will end and I can be free of this place.

“Well, Sire you going to answer or just stare off into space?” He grunted in response to Dimitri’s voice. Glaring at that sly fox that was his most trusted councilor, Tyler contemplated how best to go about wording his thoughts. Dimitri always took the Queen’s side in every spat they had. One word escaped his mouth, “Sarah.”

The clipboard hit the table as Dimitri turned giving the King his full attention. “What are you and the Queen fighting about this time?”

I swear he makes it sound like all we do is fight. He tapped his forefinger in irritation raising an eyebrow contemplating where his trusted councilor’s loyalty laid. “Word got back to her about my father training Kerowyné in swordsmanship.”

“It seems lately all your fights have revolved around the Princess,” Dimitri said. Tyler watched as he crossed his arms standing with a look of complete annoyance dancing across his features. “Perhaps sending her to Fôndura to get away from the politics of the courts was a mistake.”

He sat back in his throne relaxing for a second allowing his fingers to message his right temple. “The best option at the time was to get her away from here for a while. The Lords were in an uproar after her last stunt she pulled, remember.”

All he got in response was a nod of the head. Till this day he didn’t understand why Kerowyné let Lord Marcus’ daughter get to her like that, but knowing who the girl’s father is he didn’t blame her. There were hundreds of times he wanted to punch out Lord Marcus himself, but apparently his daughter was a doer not a dreamer. Perhaps Sarah is right, she might need more discipline.

“Perhaps learning swordmanship will give her some discipline?”

Tyler looked up in shock, he couldn’t believe his ears. “Dimitri, you aren’t siding with the Queen on this one!”

Dimitri smirked at him, “the Queen has a point about what the true duties are for a princess. However, it is obvious the Queen needs to consider that your daughter is far different from any princess this kingdom has had before.”

“What are you getting at Dimitri?”

He felt a smart remark coming on and Dimitri didn’t disappoint. “After all, you weren’t a prince that fit the typical molding and almost killed everyone in your wake. To this day many still talk about how your persona changed since becoming the King.”

Tyler snorted, that’s because I’m bound by these damn chains of responsibilities and have to deal with Lords nipping at my heals like hounds. If it wasn’t for Sarah, I would have gone mad by now. 

Dimitri stared at him with this sincere gleam in his eyes. “You might hate to admit it Sire, but your daughter is by far the most like you out of all your children. This should be a blessing, however in your case I feel it is something we will all come to dread.”

He looked on as Dimitri turned back to his clipboard filled with papers. Tyler contemplated his words and realized the truth within them. Perhaps swordsmanship training will give her discipline and help her with whatever struggles she is having within. Deep down he knew something was a miss and wished he had a way to bridge the gap between them. Till then I guess I will stick with distracting her mother till she finds her way.


This is a flash fiction story featuring character’s from my WIP Tarzinëa. Stay tuned for additional flash fiction tales featuring characters throughout my many WIPs here on my blog. If you want to make sure you don’t miss any don’t forget to subscribe above to receive updates sent directly to your email. 

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AN ELF, A DRAGON, AND A GOD’S INTERVENTION ~ COVER REVEAL

Today is the day, I will showcase my cover for the next installment of the Tales of Ferrés short story series. I plan to release this short story on September 20, 2018 which is my dad’s birthday.

My plans for this short story series is to release a new installment each month till I start having other works being released. This way I am getting more of my writing out there and you all get to see parts of this mysterious kingdom that hasn’t had a human within in over 3,000 years.

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Now that I have rambled on forever here is my cover for “An Elf, A Dragon, and a God’s Intervention.”

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Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. The plan is to publish the first novel, “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, the first book in the Silver Ryder Legacy series in 2019.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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Consequence of Sweets

He stood in the kitchen trying his best to avoid her. Christophé hated it when his wife nagged him about eating sweets. Well, today Mitchel made brownies, and he wasn’t about to wait for her to march in and put them under lock and key.

Christophé was halfway through his fourth when Kerowyné’s head popped through the doorway.

“You’re not supposed to be eating those,” she chided. “Especially, since Grandma thinks they’re the reason, you have high blood pressure.”

He rolled his eyes. Trust me you little pest you and your brothers are the reason for that. “Why don’t you stop whining and get over here and have some.”

That shut her up. She strides over without a word and they both enjoyed the tasty brownies in silence. That was till he heard it. The huff, the deadliest noise that could bring a man to his knees. He turned around and his worse nightmare was standing in the doorway.

“We’re dead,” Kerowyné mumbled mid bite.

He couldn’t help but agree with her as he tried to swallow the chunk lodged in his throat. They always taste so delicious but this one tasted like ash going down.

“Well,” Roseanne came. “What are you two doing?”

“Nothing.” Christophé lowered his eyes and gave an innocent smirk hoping to soften the bear before she attacked.

“I caught Grandpa eating the brownies,” Kerowyné yelped. “He told me I could have some.”

He turned on Kerowyné and gave her the coldest glare. How dare that little brat throw me to the wolf!

“It doesn’t matter if your Grandfather gave you permission,” Roseanne said. “You both got caught with the brownies and both of you will suffer the consequences.”

He didn’t like the look that went over his wife’s face. Damn, another night of nagging.


This is a flash fiction story featuring character’s from my WIP Tarzinëa. Stay tuned for additional flash fiction tales featuring characters throughout my many WIPs here on my blog. If you want to make sure you don’t miss any don’t forget to subscribe above to receive updates sent directly to your email. 

**note: this is a work of fiction that is created by my mind I did not have an editor make correction to this piece of writing. I did use an online software to help edit it called ProWritingAid, if you see any correction please don’t hesitate to let me no I will be happy to make the changes. Thank you and enjoy :).


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My Favorite Character Creation & Why…

You know the saying many kids hear growing up from their parents, “we love you both equal and don’t have favorites.” Do you honestly believe that when parents say that…well some do, or at least they hope they do.

However, could you say the same thing to a writer? Are we allowed to pick a favorite character that has lived in our minds for years without pissing the others off. Well, perhaps we can it depends on the writer. If I had to stand here today before everyone and choose my favorite character creation it would be hands-down Kerowyné Flares.

I have many reasons for this choice. The first reason is due to Kerowyné being the first character to take form in my mind. She demanded attention like a true queen and I have loved her everyday since. The second reason would have to be the awesome adventures we go on together. Her adventurous personality gives me strength and fulfillment in my life where many couldn’t claim the same. Now for the third final reason I would have to say that Kerowyné is the part of me I wish I could have been.

I mean have any of you ever wondered if you were born in the wrong time. I for one would have fit better in the time of horse-drawn carriages, kings, queens, knights, and so much more. The world she walks is the one I always wanted to stand within and thanks to her creation I get a piece of that world when I put the pen to paper.

There are several reasons that could be stated to why Kerowyné is a big pain in the ass to work with, however that would spoil many tales that her and I wish to share within the books of Tarzinëa. Till next time happy writing :).

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