Time Upon A Once

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

Aging Fairy Tale characters go on a quest to find out what happened to their “Happily Ever After”. To do this they must ultimately face the “Greatest Danger Known To Man”. What you find you are ever after your "Ever After"?

Genre:
Humor / Horror
Author:
Buddy Wolfe
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
16
Rating:
5.0 1 review
Age Rating:
13+

Prologue

Every Story has a beginning.

Except One.

And it is in this Story with no beginning or end that every other story ever told is found.

And as we wonder at its beauty, we must never forget the beauty of Wonder.

For the true miracle of both Eternity and Infinity is not their unimaginable depths but their unbelievable closeness.

A miracle as vast as all creation, yet as close as the next breath.

As in any quest of worth, it is often in the footsteps of others that we can best learn our next step.

At the Start

or

“A reasonable place to begin.”

It was the end of a day where Time Spent / Energy Expended didn’t quite match up to Resources Available. The exhausted mother watched her inexhaustible daughter bounce, bound, and boing about the bed. Did she ever have that much vitality? If so, every ounce was passed on during childbirth. She looked about at all the stuffed animals, all named and given a history (some shadier than others – i.e. the purple bear, Huggy, and his questionable dealings with hallucinogenic gummies). She looked over the posters and drawings and projects scattered about, thinking what she really needed at the moment was a tranquilizer gun. Her eyes settled on the next best thing.

“”Kay, Alyssa. Come in for a landing,” Mom said.

She then corralled (somewhat like catching Tigger on amphetamines) and tucked in her daughter as if the quilt were restraints. She then reached beside the bed to thumb over the books shelved there.

“Okay, Sweetheart…which one do you want tonight? Cinderella? Red Riding Hood? Snow White?”

“I want something different!”

“Really? These are your favorites. What else do you have in mind?”

“I want to know what happened to all of them after their stories. After the period on “The End”.”

The Mother looked with love at her little girl. The one who if you wrote her life story so far, you would end every sentence with an exclamation mark. She motioned for Alyssa to lie still a moment (no mean task) and then left the room. She returned carrying a largish book.

“Well now,” she smiled, sitting on the edge of the bed, brushing a strand of hair over one ear. “That turns out to be a very interesting story. It’s way different than anything you’ve ever heard before. You sure you’re ready for it?”

“Yes, yes, YES!”

“You positive? That sounded a little unsure?”

Mom!” Alyssa said, making the word several syllables as she did when pointing out her mom’s silliness.

“Okay then. It’s called Time Upon A Once…

“‘There came a time not so long ago, when all the stories from all over began to change. A time when their stories started to become different than what they’d hoped and hope began to dim…’”

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Ayushi Ajmera: You are one hell amazing writer just keep updating

Fick Rose: I'm so in love with this story. love their strong characters and the relationship between them. it's just so worth to read and I will never regret reading it till the end as I'm always exited to see the next chapters . Thanks for this beautifully made book n Wish u luck dear author. Keep it up.

dhafena05: Love this book as much as the first one

S.V. Neelima: Not a unique plot line but very well written and a fun chick flick read. Loved it!!!

Sophie Arcadipane: Absolutely a brilliant story loving it form start to finish x

apkotek: I loved the plot and the caracters. I must say the ending was unexpected but very well loved !!!

Crystal Morton: What a great read! A refreshing short romance novel that had everything; suspense, humour, cuteness and fun. Would read other books by this author.

More Recommendations

Zelda: A very sweet read, loved it!

ayeshakhalid676: The stoty My friend Great till now

Adoracion Bautista: Like I said this will break your heartThe feeling like "How am I gonna move on?":'(((((((

Katrina Marie Shull: This was a sweet little story ❤️

Anna Howes: Pretty good story so far. Reminds me of something I would have read in high school, or something I would have written myself. Classic teen novel style, but very good

Tisa Vincent Besson: I quite liked this book it was easy to read the plot was good there was not many indept descriptions but that was OK for how the book was written well done.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.