Once upon a time . . .

March 21st, 2013

Once upon a time there was a kingdom by the sea, and in a tower on the cliff there lived a wizard. The people of the kingdom knew he was there, but they were afraid because of how close the tower was to the cliffs’ edge and of how high the tower rose into the clouds above. Because of their fear, no one could remember when the wizard had last been seen, but because the tower still seemed to be in good repair from a distance, everyone was sure that he was still there until one day a little girl asked her friend the fateful question,
“But what if he isn’t there? Shouldn’t someone check?”

To which her capricious friend replied, “If you care so much, why don’t you go?”

Another child smirked and said, “I dare you!”

And because she was so young, and a little foolish, she said, “Well, okay, why not? I’ll go right now.”


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1 thought on “Once upon a time . . .”

  1. […] By the time she was approaching the wizard’s tower, the sun was already beginning to set, and she had had enough time to begin to regret her impulsive decision to visit the wizard.  The air was chilled, and the light was going fast.  She was much too far from home to go back, and her parents surely would be worried. But she had accepted the dare, and so Doris went up to the tower’s rickety wooden door, reached for the heavy iron knocker, and knocked as hard as she could before she had time to think better of it. Previous post: https://justathoughtblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/once-upon-a-time/ […]

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