By Rick Lakin
Today is my thirty-first birthday. It’s not a big deal to most people. Turning thirty-one, I mean. My age is not the reason why this particular birthday is important to me. On this day, I will no longer wake up and wonder if it will be my last.
It’s been six long years since that horrible day. It’s been six long years that I’ve been away from the castle and hid from those who thought I had committed terrible acts. It has taken me six years to uncover the evil truth that befell the kingdom of Artasia and my family.
My name is Ozannda Nazar Ashcroft, and this is my story.