NaPoWriMo prompt for day 2: Tell me a story

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.)

3 Replies to “NaPoWriMo prompt for day 2: Tell me a story”

  1. Mary, thanks. That “Upon this once” arrived in the middle of the night.

    And Jane, thanks–I’m glad you enjoyed it. Sometimes I shock myself with scary stuff–I probably should more often.

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