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Contest Holder Ari Finn*
Challenger Elliot White
Challenger Lata
Challenger Davrielle
Challenger shnuffeluv
Challenger Miria Klutz
Challenger Anastasiabelle
Challenger Pauline Cahill
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  • G: General Audiences
  • PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
  • PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • R: Restricted
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Retellings

Retellings

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Prompt

Prompt:

Rewrite a story in any genre! I want to hear your version of a story you've grown up hearing or just thought was interesting! It can be a fairytale/folktale, a ballet, a song, or any other type of story you can think of!

Edit: Since I've recieved 4 questions about what is acceptable source material within the last 24 hours, I just want to make it super, extremely clear that you can write about anything you want. Anything at all. Only rule is that it has to be a retelling of something. Your options are practically limitless. :)

Rules:

1. Please refrain from retelling any well-known Grimm/Perault stories: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow white, etc.

2. Word Count is unlimited! Go nuts!

3. I set the rating at PG-13, but as long as you don't go overboard, I really couldn't care less what you decide to put in your story. You're the writer, after all!

4. Any format is accepted too. Poems, short stories, anything.

Prize:

The three winners will get a secret prize sent to them!

Most importantly, be creative and have fun! ;)

Total Reading Time: 58 minutes

15 comments

Anastasiabelle - Is Alice in Wonderland alright?
5 years ago
Ari Finn - I haven't seen many retellings of that, so sure! Go ahead! :)
5 years ago
shnuffeluv - Is Anderson an acceptable fairy tale maker? I want a modern twist on of his fairy tales, but I'm not sure if he counts as a popular fairy tale writer.
5 years ago
Ari Finn - Could you tell me what story you have in mind?
5 years ago
shnuffeluv - @Ari-Ink98, "The Wild Swans"
5 years ago
Ari Finn - @shnuffeluv, yeah, that's fine! I just didn't want something like "The Little Mermaid". :)
5 years ago
Davrielle - What about The Lady of Shalott? I have ideas brewing around it :)
5 years ago
Ari Finn - Yep! Go for it! I'm excited to see what you come up with!
5 years ago
sar-low - Am I able to use a Franz Kafka story? He was an amazing author and I have one in mind that I want to retell anyway.
5 years ago
Ari Finn - Absolutely! Can't wait to read it!
5 years ago
Davrielle - If it's The Metamorphosis, that would be incredible to read. I love that short story! 

5 years ago
sar-low - @Davrielle, I loved the Metamorphosis! but I was going to rewrite "The Hunger Artist". I really like Franz Kafka I was in a short story reading class and we read his writing for 2 months it was great!
5 years ago
Elliot White - What kind of stories are we talking about, other than fairy tales? I know a lot of Indonesian folk stories that probably deserve one or two retellings, would that count?
5 years ago
Ari Finn - That would absolutely count! That's actually what I'm looking for. When I say retellings, I mean really ANY story that you can think of. Folktales are encouraged!
5 years ago
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