(The LinkedIn discussion thread can be found here. This post is for stories only.)
What childhood would be complete without fairy tales? The epitome of a flash fiction, fairy tales are generally short, to the point, and tell a story, complete with beginning, middle and end.
The very definition of a Fairy Tale is: a story (generally for children) involving fantastic forces and beings such as fairies, wizards, and goblins, in which improbably events lead to a happy ending.
This month’s genre prompt is a challenge to step outside your comfort zone. To deconstruct and then reconstruct a fairy tale with a horror twist on it.
This does not mean you have to write a story about wanton violence, the horror genre may be psychological rather than physical. Horror has many styles and definitions, it will be up to you to portray a truly horrific story.
Your story can be any horror genre including subgenres (but not limited to) dark fantasy, gothic, monster, occult, vampire or werewolf.
Choose a fairy tale written by one of the many famous authors such as Hans Christian Anderson, The Brothers Grimm, Joseph Jacobs, Charles Perrault and many more.
Submit your story in the comment section by midnight pacific time, March 27, 2016. Your story must include:
- Your Story Title
- Name of the fairy tale you are revamping.
- Be less than 1200 words.
You will be allowed 2 rewrites during this period.
The voting period will be March 28-30.
Voting starts Monday, March 28 at 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EST / 10:30pm IST / 5:00pm WET/GMT/ 4:00am AEDT (Thursday) and ends the same time on Wednesday, March 30 / 4:00am AEDT (Friday). Winner will be announced in the Comment and Story thread.