Once upon a time

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a beautiful maiden…

I stop, look at the words and shake my head. No…, this is too obvious. It needs to be special, different or no one will read my work. Pressing delete until the page is blank again, my mind whirls with thoughts, ideas popping up. I discard one after the other until I find one that isn’t average.

I crack my fingers and start again.

Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived an ugly maiden who wished to marry for love…

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