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A Story Told Once Upon A Time

Updated on August 6, 2013

Legend

Once upon a time, in the land of young and long ago, a girl met a boy. She had a prince and he a princess, yet they wondered what might be if they traveled far from home.

But wondering proved to be all they had courage for...so the girl stayed with her prince, and the boy with his princess.

They went on, attempting happily ever after, as princes and princesses are supposed to do.

The girl found her first prince to have a wandering eye...and he soon tired of her. He traveled to another palace and left the girl to search for another.

Her next prince proved to be a monster and tore her heart in two

So the girl went to a witch and asked the witch to turn her into a dragon
So she could live in a cave and all princes would fear her and stay away.

Meanwhile, the boy was happy enough with his princess.

But he heard about the girl he had always known that was now hiding behind the walls of a dragon's lair....

He longed to see the dragon that the other princes feared.

Because he remembered the girl that once was and it made him weep that she was no longer as she was in the world.... at least somewhere... happy.

So the boy traveled far to find the dragon and look to see if he could still find the girl that he once knew hiding inside.

To see if he could still find her in the dragon's eyes.

It did not take long to find the dragon. He seemed to know the way. He found and scaled the wall around the dragon easily. And though she at first smoldered in his presence, she suddenly recognized the boy she once knew.

She tried to breathe her fire upon him. And more than once she tried to attack. But the boy was not afraid as the others had been.

He kept coming closer.

Until he was able to touch the dragon's scales. The scales melted and fell away as each touch reminded the dragon of who she was, the girl that was asleep, and was now awakening

The boy stepped back for a moment and only saw the girl he had known, standing and weeping in front of him.
"What country will have us now? You have already a princess and me known to this land as a dragon?"she said

"We will find our own country" The boy said, "And we will live there in our souls, a perfect world it will be"

So the boy and the girl searched for a lifetime and beyond where they finally found their kingdom. It did not need to be happily ever after, for it was theirs.


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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Wonderful story! Well-written and I love the ending. :-)

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for saying so! I really do appreciate it....since its a bit of a departure....

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      nice change of your writing.. this is great ! . to stray out into different forms is challenging ..but a writer must challenge themselves in order to become who they are ! .. good work ..Theater girl

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! I am glad for your kind comment and encouragement!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      This had a very nice, fairy tale, feel to it. If you found the right market, this sounds like the kind of story that could be very successful.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Oh my heavens! That anyone would say that I could find any market for anything that I have written. Thank you so much for the compliment!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well I love anything 'different' and you certainly succeeded here.

      Please keep pushing those artistic boundaries and dare to be different and follow your own heart because the mind will always follow.

      Hubbravo from the epi-man and sending to you my warmest wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 4:41pm

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you so very much for your encouragement and kind words. I think you are quite amazing, so it means a great deal!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hi Theater girl- I don't usually think of myself as a Fairy-tale type, but this read very well, and you made me want to know what happened and so I kept reading. Very good piece. Now if you could just find a few Romantic, Medieval pictures to add, it would be just about perfect. :) Sharing.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      What a wonderful compliment! I am delighted you like it and l will follow up on your suggestion! And thank you for sharing! That is the ulimate compliment!

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      Gerry yanis 4 years ago from Florida

      This is something really great - accepting a challenge to write a story.. Its a very good and engaging story as it was like a journey to a beautiful world. Sometimes its good to write on such topics for expanding the boundaries. Great hub... Keep up the good work!!!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is such a lovely story. This could be the beginning of a nice collection.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you do much for saying so and your visit! Nice to meet you too!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      @gerryyanis

      Thank you for saying so! I was so not sure about writing this one and I appreciate the support and encouragement! Not sure where I would go with it....since I am not really a story writer....but thanks again!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      a very remarkable short you've penned here Theater girl I like the flow and the story line voted up and awesome :)

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! That means a great deal to me, and thanks for your visit!

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      Sunny River 4 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

      That. Was. Epic. I adore this piece! Seriously, what a gorgeous, thrilling story. Definitely a favorite of mine now. :)

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I thank you for your visit and the generosity of your words! I am happy that you enjoyed the story!

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      Elias Zanetti 4 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Beautiful story. I felt like finding myself in a dreamlike, fairytale world. I enjoyed reading your hub.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank You Elias! And very nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting, I will return the favor soon! I am glad you liked the piece!

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      JayDeck 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Consider writing some short stories. Maybe in the magical realism genre. You are very adept there. Nice job!

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for your generous words. And for the visit.

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