Monday, June 7, 2010

Writing Prompt: Do Fairy Tales Have to Have Happy Endings?

Fairy tales have happy endings. All of us know what happened in that mushy fairy tale, Cinderella. Yeah, it is romantic, the prince actually finding Cinderella. They lived happily ever after. But happy endings can sometimes be, well . . . boring. No zing. So predictable. So …happy. What if the shoe fit one of the sisters? What happens then? Play with your imagination here. Be funny if you like. Or serious if you feel like it. Or be an Alfred Hitchcock. Whatever you are into, write your ending to the Cinderella story – but this time, make it so that the shoe fits one of the icky sisters or some other twist. What does Prince Charming do? How does Cinderella cope with it? And what about the Fairy Godmother? Start your story here . . . (Post no more than 800 words)

(this comes from CreativeWritingPrompts.com)

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