Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Once upon a time ... what a great thought-starter! This traditional story-telling technique allows you to create a wonderful story, maybe even incorporating details you might not have otherwise noticed or thought to share.  You can also choose an interesting point of view: yours, the subjects of your photos, or a third-person narrator.

Once upon a time, over the hill and down the winding road into the valley, there was a pond.  It wasn't large, but it had clean, crisp water and on bright, sunny days, it sparkled like diamonds, reflecting and refracting the light in a thousand different directions.  And this pond was MAGICAL.  If you simply dipped your toe into the cool water, it gave you the power to FLY!  Fly sideways, fly forwards, fly high, fly low, ending with a fanciful SPLASH!  And along with flight came laughter. Tinkling, babbling, giggling laughter.  The more you laugh, the higher you can fly.  It's no wonder that this magical pond is a favourite playground for the two princes of the Kingdom of Ballantyne.

And now I will turn the storytelling over to you.  What's your "Once upon a time"?


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