Storytime With Grace
Grace has been using her “Story Cubes” to practice her storytelling skills. Basically they’re dice with images on the sides: you roll them and try to make a story out of whatever random images they end up landing on.
She asked me to take turns with her, and I came up with a long and involved (and largely plagiarized) “fairy tale,” and then it was her turn. She rolled a little girl, a mirror and a frog, and came up with this gem:
“Once upon a time, there was a little girl who had a magic mirror. One day an evil old witch came and turned her into a frog. When she looked in the mirror, she still saw her old reflection. From then on, she was a frog, but she never noticed.”
Game over, we have a winner. I’m still trying to decide whether that story is funny or profound. Maybe a little of both.