BC: Polly Meade
FC: Once Upon A Time in The Kingdom of Goog
1: The Magical land of Goog and all the Lords and Ladies, the knaves, the wenches, the pages, and the stable boys all exist in our imagination. Queen P, and a butler with no name,Dukes and Duchesses, many princes and princesses. some wee born ones all living together without any tribulation. But wait there are witches,warlocks gremlins, elves and demons,and those who plan to spread consternation.
2: Once, it was magical, this world of Goog, where gentle winds blew, A haven where men were ruled by kindness, truth, and justice's value. A Tempest fueled by a villain's breath, dashed this world askew. | the past | The Queen lay in a trance, unable to move. Someone had given her a potion. but it was hard to prove. Lords and Ladies pointed fingers, but no one knew. What in the name of Goog were they to do?
3: The elders often told the saga of Goog To anyone who would listen or pretend to do so. Over the years, the story often changed from the one we know. To one about witches and elves and bats that hung on shelves, to gallant knights riding great steeds To rescue fair damsels in dire need. Such is the way of old men.
4: Lurking in the shrubs, the elves perked up their pointed ears. Wondering if these Ancients knew the the passing years. If so, why all the laughter instead of tears? | Tiny elves wiggled their ears in dismay, Fearing what the Ancients would say. Out there, somewhere, was the Mystic Way. To the Magic Land where their ancestors lay. | everyone has ancestors.
5: Whispering winds sent shivers down their spines. If they went, what would they find? No one knew the way. The Elder must have his say. It was a decision for the wise and old. Who often times are much too bold. | They dared not show their dismay. They packed to be on their way. Finding Maggie, the Fairy Queen, asleep in a fragrant rose, the aroma tickled one elf's nose. He sneezed.
6: Maggie Mae, the Fairy Queen, is now awake. She knows the road to take. The road lies near the Chrystal Lake. It is a ribbon of gold in the moonlight. Only the fairies travel by night.
7: Maggie May, with the elves in tow, begins the trip, singing as they go. Over mountains and past fields of golden wheat, they are reminded to eat. Drinking the dew drops. they pick berries so sweet each is grateful for the treat.
8: It is a road through many colored blooms. Whose fragrances fill the rooms. Of the small inns that line the way. A haven for the elves to stay. Lilies open their arms wrapping each elf in a soft bed. The fairies curl up in the roses so red, none would think them to be a bed.
9: All wake to the sweet smell. Goog is near.its charmed spell cast happiness on all. Time to drink the sweet nectar and refresh near the waterfall. | Annie, hiding under a oak leaf, jumps out and scares all. Full of mischief,she heeded the call. Maggie knew that her sister would be her down fall.
10: The sun's glow turns the Palms to gold. Mother Nature is a sight to behold. This has the elves dancing with glee. Even the Fairies stop to see. The glinting gold of the Palm tree.
11: "The heat of the desert could melt my wings." Annie complains. "I want to go to the waterfall. It's cool, the birds sing" "We will be in the woods soon"Maggie explains."much closer to Goog. | The elves shuffle along, each wishing for a sip of mead. They dare not ask for the Elder Elf refuses, no matter how they plead. And so it goes, a whining fairy, and grumpy elves on a journey to Goog.
12: Finally, the woods, the promise of a shady nook, food and rest. They snooze through the day. it seemed best. Tomorrow Goog They sat in silence,each heart filled with hope. That the Queen was there with all her retinue. If not, the stories told by the Ancient Ones were true. And none of them knew what to do.
13: Lord Timothy and Lady Bay arrive from BFE. A long journey to serve Queen P. He will quell the unrest and rout the witches and gremlins from their nest. All know his might, none stay to fight. | Now, he must seek the Queen who has fallen under a spell. Who cast it? No one will tell.
14: Arise, arise the Queen sleeps late in her bed. Cries of fear and pain swirling in her head. Awake, all wipe away this sense of dread. Is this not Goog, where no evil dare tread? Then why is she still in her bed?
15: Lady Bonnie seeing the Queen is neither asleep nor awake, Arranges a party for the Queen is in a suspended state. Music and laughter and song cannot cure what is wrong. Lady Bonnie sighs. a tear falls from her eyes. | Lady Fern adds the tear to her potion of herbs from the Mystic Wood. If this does not wake the Queen, nothing would. Only a tear from a pure heart could. All are still as Lady Fern gives the Queen small sips. Is that color on her lips?
16: Lady Bonnie has gathered all the Lords and Ladies, the pages and stable boy. Now, the party can start, all jumping with joy. Even the Butler joins the fray. Happy to see the new day. | She takes the hand of the Queen, and Oh, how they did twirl. Around the room like two young unburdened girls. For, at that moment , all was right in Goog and the rest of the world.
17: Lord Timothy enters to heed the Queen's call. He is a master builder and his bridges, and castles dot the land. He has always been loyal and stands at the Queen's right hand. "Lord Timothy, invent and install a wonderment that will enrich all". We need your skills to expand." And so it was decreed, Lord Timothy and Lady Bay returned to BFE To create a Goog marvel for all to see.
18: The fairies and elves who hitched a ride on LordTim and Lady Bay, Return to the Mystic Way. There they can frolic during the day. Soon, night will fall, Maggie waves her Wand and Mist covers all. They sleep in the flowery beds. Pleasant dreams in their heads.
19: Who ? Put the Queen in a trance? Arranged the healing dance? Are there answers unsaid? Why? Did the Queen wink as she went to bed? Would she deal with that in her own way? It can wait for another day. | The End | Queen P
20: Cast of Characters Maggie Mae, the fairy Queen | Annie Kate sister of Maggie
21: The Elves | playful | Elder Elf
22: It is told by the Elders that the Elves rode Corgis.It may be true. There are little saddle marks on the Corgis. And, we know, the elves never flew. | Goog lives on for all is well that ends well. As for the Queen, any secret she has, she will not tell.
23: This little book is dedicated to my Great nieces, Maggie and Annie. My thanks to Debbie who found the fairies and elves for me. Also, thank you Bonnie and Tim for your contributions. Thank you Beth for giving good advice and a suggestion for the end. This is for Ellie, who made my life a fairy tale. Polly Meade
25: Lords and Ladies, heed my call. Bear no ill feelings, love one and all. Goog will always be here Be filled with goog cheer. I Bid thee all a fond Goognight.