Greetings Garden Dwellers:
Izy here, back for my final April prompt. Many of you have been writing at a break neck volume, and I applaud you all. Today I have something by way of a treat for you, so limber up those writing muscles and warm up the ink in your pens (or, er um, hover lovingly close to your keyboards). My muddy buddies, I proudly present
Out of Standard--The Cliffs Notes Edition
With each out of standard challenge, I set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme. I call upon you to write out of the standard and find new places in the everyday, and today we are going to retool your favorite story.
And let me be clear here: by favorite story, I mean that book you return to time and again. Or that TV show you watch back to back episodes of on a rainy Sunday, or that song, that video game, that painting. Stories are embedded everywhere, and we all have one we hold above the others.
Take your favorite story and condense it into a poem no longer than ten lines, a "Cliffs Notes" version.
Your "Cliffs Notes" should be a reflection of what you feel is most important about the story you chose. For instance...if I were to write a Cliffs Notes poem for Charlotte's Web, I may not even get to mentioning a spider. On the other hand, if I were to write a Cliffs Notes poem for The Big Lebowski, you'd probably get six lines about bowling and sweet sweet German marmets. The choice is yours.
Go now my toadlings and bring me back something shiny and new from the stories you know and love so much! Also, like every challenge, your poem must be newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme.