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One Upon a Time: Writing Exercise

Sharing Stories

A Creative Writer

Once Upon a Time

This is another response to the non-dominant hand creative writing exercise.

Once upon a time, there was a princess who lived in a castle. She was so amazed she didn’t know how to thank her Papa enough for inviting her to live as His beloved child in His forever castle!

It was only a short time ago that He had seen her struggles, heard her cries, and rescued her from the filth that was squeezing the breath slowly out of her frail frame.

He had looked into her eyes and simply said, “I have paid the fee and set you free!” Then He asked, “Would you like to come, and follow Me?”

At first she was too scared to trust or believe in yet another shining offer. How many disappointments only revealed the terrorizing tormentor in yet a different disguise?

But, this Man…He gave her room, time, space. In fact, He even pulled out a piece of wood to carve while He waited patiently, as if He had nothing else to do, and no one else to find! As she counted the cost, she noticed a depth of kindness and tenderness, as well as a purity and integrity of heart.

All of a sudden she blurted out: “Yes!! I will come! I want to follow You!! Are you sure you want me?”

“Yes, My daughter, I’m sure! I made you before the foundations of the earth and have longed to include you in My Kingdom! Come! Let’s fly!!”

The Beginning!

Margie Eckloff is a longtime Washington resident and pediatric home care giver.

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