Greetings Garden Dwellers. Welcome back to Out of Standard, where I will set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme. I will call upon you to write out of the standard and find new places in the everyday. Let’s move onward to October’s challenge...
TO MONSTER WITH LOVE
With Halloween...or All Hallow’s Eve to those observing the old-timey traditions...just within reach, I thought it a good opportunity to embrace the monster, or at least shake its hand slowly, nod respectfully in its general direction, and back away in a friendly manner.
In his short story, Snow, Glass, Apples, Neil Gaiman told the story of the wicked queen from Snow White, portraying her (quite successfully) as a heroine struggling to gain her rightful Kingdom back from her monstrous step daughter and her necrophiliac suitor.
For your challenge today, my muddy buddies, I am asking that you to write a poem about the ICONIC monster which scares you the most and cast them in a flattering or sympathetic light.
My one rule will be that you choose an iconic monster: by which I mean a monster whom is recognizable to more than four people (okay, so I am swinging a bit loose with that definition, but you get the point!).
KEEP IN MIND
Like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme.
So go on, my lovelies...and us back something shiny and new!