Fractured Fridays: The Rewrite

A couple of summers ago, I had the great fun of collaborating with other writers to produce “Flip Flop Fiction.” Using the Mad Hatter and his hat as the mode of time travel, characters from one story would make an appearance in another story and change it. We had wonderful fun twisting the fairy tales.

When we were coming up with ideas for the writing site, Fractured Fiction came to mind. A.L. Mabry suggested we do it with nursery rhymes instead, so, voila! Our Write Side proudly presents Fractured Fridays: fractured flash fiction, putting new spins on the nursery rhymes we all know and love.

For this month, we will be twisting tales by changing their outcomes.

The rules are simple:

  1. Read the information.
  2. Read the challenge.
  3. Write a story 700 words or less answering the challenge.
  4. Share the url to your story in the comments OR, if you don’t have your own blog, share your story in the comments. Either way, it will be read.
  5. Please keep your stories pg-13 or under since this is a public page. Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
  6. Have FUN!

Now, are you ready for the prompt?

Last time, your challenge was to drop a literary character into a winter or holiday scene and create a new twist. How would the Ghost of Christmas Past enjoy summers in Australia (for example). This whole month, your challenge is to change the story. How would the story have gone if one of the siblings in the Chronicles of Narnia hadn’t gone through the wardrobe (for example)? Only you can decide on the alternative.

In that same theory, please choose a character from one of the choices below and rewrite their endings. Let’s see how creative you can be.

Characters:

  1. Dorian Gray
  2. Bilbo Baggins
  3. Hester Prynne
  4. Arthur Pendragon
  5. Darth Vader

You have until Thursday, January 14, 11:59 pm EST to transplant these characters in new stories.

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Stephanie Ayers

Executive Creative Director at Our Write Side/OWS Ink, LLC
A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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