Once upon a time, there was a town infested with rats. The people feared they would succumb to the monstrous plague, but as the adults met in their town hall about the issue, a stranger entered the room, bearing few possessions other than a musical pipe.
The past few days, my husband and I—as Amazon sellers—have been dealing with a customer beyond unreasonable. The several-question-marks-per-sentence, hate-you-even-though-you're-handling-everything-correctly-and-politely type. You probably know the kind!
I walked into a garden today.
Once upon a time, there lived a princess who desperately longed to save her kingdom. The crops had withered, and food and water were scarce because of a monstrous drought. She sent messages to ally kingdoms for help, but none of them offered support. After all, it wasn't their problem her kingdom was ill-prepared.
This a short tale I felt compelled to share with my wonderful readers. I hope you enjoy it!