Prompt by Joyce Juzwik
Once upon a time and long ago, we had great fun with a prompt that had us using a fairy tale villain as our protagonist. This time however, you can feel free to use any of those freaky little players in your story. So, what are we looking for this week? We want you to give us a backstage pass, so to speak, so we can go behind the scenes in the land of enchantment.
There are so many creatures, sweet and evil alike, all wrapped up neatly into pretty little packages, tied with colored ribbons and topped with bows, called fairy tales. That’s all well and good, but what led up to their appearance in these charming fantasies? What are their backstories?
For instance, what’s the deal with Goldilocks? How long had she been committing criminal trespass before she graduated to felony B&E? Think about this too. Would you begin your career as a burglar with a house inhabited by three bears? What drove her to take such a risk?
You get the point. We want you to give us the skinny on who these fairy tale ‘people’ really are.
Prompt: Choose a fairy tale/nursery rhyme (or throw a couple into the mix, if you’d prefer), and share with us the tale behind the tale.
Genre: Fairy Tale/Mixed
Word Count: 1,500 or less
Deadline: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt