Once Upon a time,
There was many a story told
Maybe, a girl thought, too many stories
All of the princes, handsome and bold
All of the horses white as snow
All of the villians, conquering territories
These are classic, ancient, traditonal tales not just for show
But, what about a different story?
A different prince, a different horse, a different villian in a different category?
Maybe, a girl thought, the formula could change
Maybe, a girl thought, these stories didn't have to be the same
What about a prince that was weak or deranged?
What about a horse with no name?
What about a villian who was not too evil, but more gray?
Maybe, a girl thought, classic stories could be different
And so, the tale may not be so tall
And the end, not as happy as it seems