Yesterday’s stories started with a broken coffee maker (no power!). Yes, we did figure out a way to get some joe, and the day went more smoothly–until the party that we went to a day late. But that’s the thing with stories–they rely on what goes wrong. What goes right isn’t a good story, it’s a good life. What goes awry and ends well is both.
For day two, let’s look at stories. Start with a fairy tale (Cinderella, Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs, pick your favorite) and write a poem giving it three new endings.
Three new endings in one poem? How does that work?
It’s one way to tell break a story–take a story–out of its narrative. It’s also a way to rebel against the happily-ever-after status quo OR to dream an ending that’s even more happily–right now. With three, you have choices.
*** Poem fom day 2 (up about a day–and then “poof”, it will be gone) ***
(This poem started with the fairy tale The Six Swans.)