This is intentionally written in a style I wouldn't normally use (third person omniscient, for those of the technical mind set) because it is an attempt to imitate the style of a spoken fairy tale as might be told my a little old woman in a cottage on a cold winter night.
I plan to put it up for free whenever it is allowed, as it is a very short story and it feels weird asking for someone to pay money for something that will be over so quickly. However, right now it is 99 cents.
You can check it out on Amazon at your leisure.
The Princess and the Soldier: A New Fairy Tale