Fractured Friday: Blackbird Pie
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.
The rules are simple:
- Read the nursery rhyme.
- Read the challenge.
- Write a story 700 words or less answering the challenge.
- 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 seen.
- Please keep your stories pg-13 or under since this is a public page. Add trigger warnings where necessary. Keep vulgarity to a minimum.
- Have FUN!
Now, are you ready for the prompt?
Sing a song of sixpence,A pocket full of rye,Four and twenty blackbirdsBaked in a pie.When the pie was openedThe birds began to sing—Wasn’t that a dainty dishTo set before the king?
Your challenge this week:
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie and they didn’t die? That must be some oven.
You have until Thursday, October 22, 11:59 pm to investigate that oven. Do you dare?