once upon a what?

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Do you believe in fairy tales?

Let’s write one together.

Once upon a time, there was a…

Now here’s where things get difficult. There was a what? A large prince? A yucky prince?

Once upon a time, there was a large yucky prince.

No good. Kids are going to love us but parents might panic and read no further. That sort of thing does happen, you know. Let’s take a lesson from the Murdock, and give people what they want, not what they need.

Once upon a time, there was a large yucky prince with fangs.

OK, OK, I smell a blockbuster here, and maybe even a movie franchise. Grown-ups are going to love this. And kids will, too–if we don’t give them anything better to read, I guess. Or maybe just because they like this sort of thing.

Problem is – we’re writing this together, right?

I don’t like it.

Once upon a time, there was a…

A what?

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