Have you noticed that by changing one detail; one event, one character trait, one thought... you can completely alter the rest of the story?
For this bloghop we are exploring "What If...?"
Not only do we want it to be fun, but it will hopefully be a fun writing exercise and make for some great reading during the hop!
Think of your favorite "well known" fairytale and ask "What If…!"
· Flash Fiction – 300 WORD MAX. (You don't have to tell the whole story in three hundred words. Pick what works to illustrate your point.)
‘Cindy, don’t go!’
The step-sisters were horrified. Where was Cindy’s long blond hair, her vintage dresses? Who was this stranger in silken net and all-black accessories?
‘Here’s your shoes Cindy.’
‘Never ever touch my shoes.'
‘What’s Mum going to say?’
‘She wants me dead. No problem. Thanks to her when he sees my hands the Prince’ll think I’m some lackey.’
‘Come home before midnight!’
‘Or I'll turn into a pumpkin? Idiots. The party’ll be pumpin'.’
‘Pfft! I answer to my mum.’
‘But your mum’s…’
On the subway Cindy hung from the strap and stroked her cross, thinking about the little white dove that’d left her a message at her mother’s graveside:
‘Come to the Prince of Darkness party! Best-dressed prize! A private session with the Prince!’
She’d wept with bitter joy…
Cindy entered through the large black doors into the cave-like room. Everyone was astonished at her beauty. The Prince himself, who’d been checking out the girls, flew down the stairs and took her hand.
‘Why, Prince, are you dancing with me? All the girls are dying to dance with you. It’s in their eyes.’
‘Their eyes are dead. Yours are alive.’
‘Hmm. I desire your kiss of death.’
‘You want to be with me forever after?’
‘Yes. Mortal life is overrated.’
|Cassava and Coconut Pie at Lautoka Market...yummy!|
UPCOMING RFW CHALLENGES:
Challenge #46 - Oct 5 - Birthday Madness
Challenge #47 - Oct 19 - Halloween – House of Horrors. FW/RunnerUp
Check out RomanticFridayWriters Challenge Page for more details...