On Sunday I was at the Milwaukee Children’s museum. My niece pulled us over to the small stage and asked me to narrate a story for her. It is what follows.
Once there lived a beautiful princess named Olivia. Olivia’s castle was on a hill not far from a little valley. When the weather was nice, Olivia liked to go down into the valley and dance, ballet and interruptive style.
One day a big growling monster named Chad came to the valley. Monster Chad was mad and he growled at everything and everyone. He even growled at princess Olivia. Olivia was scared.
Olivia called for her mother, Queen Liz. Queen Liz arrived in the valley and immediately went to the Monster Chad. Queen Liz was able to calm Monster Chad, who turned out to be King Chad but just in a very bad mood.
Once everyone was calm and happy, Princess Olivia was free to dance in the valley again. And so she did. She danced and danced and danced and everyone lived happily ever after.
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