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One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wordy Thursday with Wild Woman: Un-Fairy Tales

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In 2011, Kerry created a prompt titled Un-Fairy Tales. I love the whole idea of rewriting those old tales and  thought you might enjoy it, too.  I asked her if it was okay to repeat it. She said yes. Yippee!



So, my toadally awesome friends, choose any fairy tale you wish and re-write it. Give it a better or worse ending, switch it up, make it current, or write a new one of your own. The prompt's wide open. Have fun!



Title: Into the Woods
Magazine: Vogue US September 2009
Model: Natalia Vodianova
Photographers: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot


18 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Sherry!💞 I enjoyed writing my response and went in a slightly different direction. Happy Thursday everyone!😊☕

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Am looking forward to some intriguing tales today. Smiles. Yippee!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha, I came up with another one. It appears I have many tales inside me. Smiles.

Toni Spencer said...

Nice Prompt Sherry. I went to Saturn for my inspiration.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I am so enjoying your poems! Smiles!

Anmol (HA) said...

A wonderful prompt, Sherry! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

brudberg said...

I hope to have time for this tomorrow... fairy tales are fun but I think I need to sleep on this one.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

May your dreams be full of enchanting tales!

Fireblossom said...

Love it. I'll be back.

De said...

Love love LOVE these, always. A common theme in my writing. Thanks, Sherry! (and Kerry). Back soon to make my rounds. :)

Sherry Marr said...

Yay!

Sherry Marr said...

Kids, I will be travelling all day today, going down-Island to my daughter's. I wont have access to internet till evening, so I will comment on any poems that come in today once I am there and settled in. Thank you so much for joining in. Have a great day!

brudberg said...

I will be out tonight, but will return to comment either later in the evening or tomorrow when I have time.

Sherry Marr said...

Thanks, Bjorn. Have a nice time.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thank you for revisiting this prompt, Sherry.

Helen Patrice said...

I could spend a million years just with this prompt. I fell in love with rewritten fairy tales back in the 80's, when I discovered Tanith Lee's book RED AS BLOOD, TALES FROM THE SISTERS GRIMMER. I'm now a proud member of the Australian Fairy Tale Society, and have spent this year participating two workshops run by Carina Bissett that work with retold fairy tales and myths. So very delicious.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Those workshops must be a blast, Helen. I loved your poem. I can see a book of them, wouldnt that be a fun read?

Kim Russell said...

I'm sorry I'm so late with this one, Sherry! Thank you for the un-fairy tale prompt.