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While ruminating on what topic to choose for this month’s blog chain (yes, there goes John using fancy words he learned in English class again), I realized that, in nearly a year of this blog’s existence, we’ve never done a single chain that revolves around creative writing. So I decided to change that because writing to weird prompts, I find, is always tons of fun. That’s why this month’s topic will be:
“Write a retelling of your favorite fairytale, myth, or legend.”
Lately, there have been a number of retellings in Young Adult literature, a la Cinder, Starcrossed, and so on, and because I find those books to be incredibly fascinating, I wanted to challenge all of you to do something similar. Because, let’s face it. You guys are so talented that it’s not even okay.
Your retelling can be anything from Shakespeare to Cinderella to the story of Helen of Troy–any book, legend, or fairytale is fair game–but be sure a) that it’s in the public domain and b) that you make it uniquely your own. Please also try to keep your story under 2,000 words, if possible.
And that’s all! I can’t wait to read all of the stories.