This one is not so much a story as a poem. Now, let me make this quite clear, I don't do poetry. I love Wordsworth; I could once recite almost all of Tam O'Shanter; ditto for Eskimo Nell; I like buying a local poet when on holiday. All good stuff. But I don't write it. Never.
Anyway, I set out to produce 100 words on Beginnings for a competition
somewhere and this resulted. Not sure how it happened. It won't happen again.