Once Upon a Story

The Poetic Asides prompt today was to write a poem with the title: “Once Upon a [blank]”. This gave me a chance to revamp a piece I had written a long time ago:

Once Upon a Story

Once upon a time…
Oh Mom, must you always start out that way?
What would you prefer, my child?
Just cut to the chase.
Okay. There was a little girl. Broke into a house. Ate porridge. Broke chair. Fell asleep in bed. Bears returned. Were angry. Girl fled. The end.
Thanks Mom.
Sleep tight.

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