Kids Comics Pitchfest Showcase
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Answers & Questions
When a jealous young Princess betrayed by a beloved-revealed-as-a-spy finds the ultimate way to get vengeance — will she take it? Twenty years later, news of what happened in the Ancient Roman Arena has spread to Asia, and an Imperial Soldier is dispatched by his Rulers to get Answers from one of last remaining eyewitnesses — an aging, territorial Priest of Mars. Did the spy survive? But such conversation isn’t cheap — and the Soldier may pay with his life for daring raise that and more Questions about the famous affair.
Now “Answers & Questions” retells of two of Frank R. Stockton’s most famous stories: “The Lady or the Tiger” and its sequel “The Discourager of Hesitancy”.
Age Range:Young Adult
Genre:Classics, Fantasy, Fiction, Government & Civics, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Mythology/Folklore, Retelling, Romance
Page Count Estimate:88
I love putting YA twists on stories in the Public Domain. This retelling of corruption, romance, and a future Queen’s rise to power over life and death simmered in the back of my brain for the last two months. Now, I eagerly share with you a few of my personal, original, imagined Answers (and many more Questions) I have growled about since first tearing into Stockton’s classic seed stories in 8th Grade. Life’s not fair — and to write vicious, good fairytales I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Catherine Mary Darensbourg
It all started with college drama — over 20 manuscripts of it! — that ended with 4 of my Plays performed at the 2004 to 2007 Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Competition Semifinals. Not satisfied with making a scene in theatre, I joined SCBWI, Comics Publishing Institute, and Kids Comics Studio. Now I survive on spooky YA stories about the dark and sometimes humorous choices made by the souls of the living to scare my inner-child. I also do light cryptography. I may even get a cat.