“Once upon a time,
not a very long time ago nor very far away,
there lived a girl who was afraid to sleep…
for every time she closed her eyes dark things from
days best forgotten would drip from 
the corners of her mind to plague her dreams—
turning them into nightmares.” 

“What happened to the girl? 
Did she defeat her demons and sleep at last?” 

“Ah, on that I’m uncertain.
See, I haven’t lived through that part yet.”