Once Upon a Time
Once upon a time…
There was a girl. Not a remarkably pretty or smart girl, nor one who was extremely talented or gifted. She was just a girl, a child no one expected anything too great out of. She didn't have a tortured past, secret parents or diabolical siblings. She was just an average girl.
But this average girl was anything but average in her thoughts and dreams. She dreamed of heroes and villains, of grand adventures and impossible tasks. She dreamed of break neck chases through dark forests, she dreamed of soaring castles and mystical beings, she dreamed of dashing rogues and charming princes, she dreamed of knights on tall horses and princesses who could rescue themselves. She dreamed of a place of adventure and excitement and love and sacrifice and joy and tears.
But it was all in her head. And when she was snapped out of her dreams of magic and trees she was faced with the harsh reality of the world she had left behind, of a world where magic was gone, where adventure was seen as uncool, where love was tainted by material goods and society's choices. Where she could not shine because there were others who shined so much more brightly and because she had no reason to.
She dreamed of a place where she could shine. A place where her responsibilities were anything but normal. A place where she could make a difference. A place where she could be recognized, where she could belong, where she could call home.
And it was only in her dreams that she found magic and wonder and adventure and love.
But what if dreams became reality?
Cover by MistyCaverns