Once upon a time there was a girl. One who ran all day long and drank from hoses and rode a banana seat bike with streamers on the handlebars. A girl whose skin grew warm to the touch in the summer sun and who ran like the wind.

Everything about that girl made sense in the sun, with her friends, on the soccer field. It made sense in the public library too, where it was cool and dark and filled with smells of the written word.

She was woefully unprepared for a transition from tomboy elementary to middle school madness and things only got more confusing from there.

Linda hosts Stream Of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “once upon a time.” Start your post with “Once upon a time,” then write whatever comes to you, whether it be fact or fiction. Have fun!”