Those four little words are pure magic. ‘Once upon a time…’ makes me believe anything is possible in the story that comes next–dragons, fairies, princesses, and princes who don’t turn out to be toad frogs in disguise–that the world is full of possibilities. Whatever comes between ‘Once upon a time’ and ‘happily ever after’ is sure to keep the reader on the edge of their seat, breathless as the tale unfolds.
As a child, I absolutely loved to be read to, and was very lucky to have a family who was happy to tuck me in with bedtime stories. As a result, I learned to read very early, passed the tradition on to my children, and grew up to be an author as well as an avid reader.
What comes to your mind when you hear “Once upon a time…”?