The Nutcracker Prince – free story

Recently I stumbled across something I wrote way back in high school: a fantasy retelling of The Nutcracker. It’s inspired by the ballet, of course, but also heavily influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, which I was really into at the time. It’s not my favorite bit of writing, but it’s kind of cute, so I’ve decided to post it serially on in case someone else gets a kick out of it. πŸ˜‰

If you like, you can find Chapter One here. There are eleven chapters total; I’ll be adding one a day from now until Christmas!

12/23/19 EDIT: Events have overtaken me, and I’ve been unable to post a chapter a day as planned… however, I will have it all posted & complete by the end of Christmas week. πŸ™‚