Fractured Friday: Mary Lil Boy Blue

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Fractured Friday: Mary Lil Boy Blue

November 6, 2015 Friday Fiction Writing Prompts 0

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:

  1. Read the nursery rhyme.
  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 seen.
  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?

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells,

And cockle shells,

And pretty maids all in a row.

AND—

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn,

The sheep’s in the meadow, the cow’s in the corn.

Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?

He’s under a haycock fast asleep!

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Your challenge this week:

That’s right, this week you have 2 nursery rhymes to play with, but don’t think you get off that easy. You see, there’s something about little Mary Contrary and Boy Blue. My, oh my, what could it possibly be?

You have until Thursday, November 12, 11:59 pm to tell us exactly what that “something” is.

 

It's YOUR write side, too! Let's hear it!