100 Words #408 - Happy New Year!

It's a new year folks! New words to be written, new words to be read, new books (I got two for Christmas), new friends, new goals, new aspirations, new, new, new. 

And yet, there are traditions that must span the years, carry through...like the 100 Word Challenge. 

The first challenge of the New Year of 2015 comes from one of my gifts - Jack Zipes' (renowned academic expert in fairy tales) new translation of the first edition of The Original Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.  Actually, "new translation" is misleading. This is the first ever translation of the first edition of these fairy tales. 

Jack Zipes Brothers Grimm

The very first story is The Frog King. or Iron Henry, and starts in classic fairy tale fashion, "Once upon a time...".  Your first challenge for 2015 shall start equally as classic. Your word is: 

 

 

Once