Once upon a time, there was a young girl who lived on the edge of the forest. Her mother and father warned her about the forest, telling her she should never go in alone, for there were monsters that roamed there. So the little girl never ventured into the forest.

But the monsters had decided that the forest was too small for them, and so they began to come out. They ate the little girl's parents and left her alone on the edge of the forest.

A/N: Thus begins this year's NaNo novel. Really short chapters so far this year. We'll see if that trend continues.

Also, I realized that I never posted the last few chapters of last year's NaNo Dirt Queen. That's been remedied, in case anyone wants to know how that story turned out.