Here is a story I wrote for Writing on the Weekends.
They had been riding for what seemed like forever. What had been their former home, Tranquility Castle, lay behind them in the mountains, and before them lay danger of the unknown.
Christopher led his sisters toward the one place he was sure they could get away from the whoever it was who was after them, but it was also one of the most dangerous places he could go - the Enchanted Forest. He hesitated only a moment to enter the dreaded place, but when he saw his sisters' faces he knew that he had to risk it and plunged in.
Lost. Christopher knew that they were wandering around and not getting anywhere. To make matters even worse, a storm was coming in, and it looked like it was going to be a bad one. He had thought that he could find the old road used by traders sometimes and get to a friend’s castle, but all he had done was get them lost.
Suddenly, Christopher turned back at a strange sound and realized that they were being followed. How had someone tracked them all the way out here?
“Quick!” He called to his sisters. “Follow me!” With that he dug his knees into his horse. They were quickly galloping through the woods. Ducking under branches and maneuvering around trees.
He looked back and saw three men on horseback in the uniform of Tranquility Castle not far behind them; he knew it would not be long before they caught up with them.
“God, please help us,” Christopher prayed. Suddenly, out of the trees a woman stepped out holding a long bow. As Christopher looked back to see what was going on, he saw the woman take aim and shoot her arrow at one of their pursuers. What was going on? Who was the woman?