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Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

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RE: Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

Postby Gooblink » Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:46 pm

My kids rented a Bionicle movie. If you don't know, Bionicles are a Lego creation, Sci-Fi stuff....

Anyway, it begins something like, "Long ago, in a time before time." And I kind of like that line.

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RE: Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

Postby marcus_u » Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:19 pm

Thanks pals,

I feel reassured on this.

Thank you,
~Marcus:

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RE: Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

Postby dreamwriter » Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:51 am

i believe " Once upon a time " still has a place in today's stories
say perhaps, in a parody of a real life event

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RE: Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

Postby abqwriter » Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:53 am

All of the stories I tell my six-year-old at night begin with "Once upon a time...".  If I forget the phrase, I'm reminded to say it.  He loves it when they start that way.

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RE: Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

Postby jmar2 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:44 pm

Yes there is Marcus, and if all you writers jump on down to the Critique forum, I am throwing down the gauntlet: a 500 word, or less, story that has to begin "Once Upon A Time"

John

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RE: Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

Postby marcus_u » Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:38 am


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RE: Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

Postby jmar2 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:11 am

Ahh, that's the beauty of the critique forum.  It's all practice!

John

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RE: Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

Postby abqwriter » Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:13 am

Marcus - I wrote mine in the reply box on the forum.  Yours will certainly be more "tweaked" than that. 

You started this, you know.

Come on, now!  Let's see your post!


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RE: Q:Is there still a place in our world for stories that begin with Once upon a time...?

Postby Ancient Mariner » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:07 am

You certainly struck a chord with me. It is my considered opinion that this old world sure does need a few stories that start, "Once upon a time....," and have happy ending; because, there sure hasn't been very much happiness around lately.

Maybe we could start a trend with some clean, old fashioned story telling, with easy to identify "goodies" and "baddies".

Think I'll consider some....
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