It appears that I am getting down to the last few writing prompts in my bag of tricks. This will be number twenty-two, so it is a reasonable large bag. If you have a general writing prompt that I haven’t covered, please feel free to post them in the comments section.
Today’s selection I call . . . Fairy Bad. Basically, all you do is take a fairy tale, or other well known story, and write it from the villain’s point of view. You may find that when their side of the story is told it may be much harder to classify them as the villain. Or maybe not; a wicked story can be a delightful read on occasion. The story can remain in the original setting, updated, or placed somewhere wholly original. Imagine a steam punk Alice in Wonderland.
A few weeks ago I offered an example of this for the Fairytale Madness Blogfest. It sticks with the original setting and offers a new perspective on what Goldilocks was really like. However, since I normally make up a new story idea on the spot I will go with revamping The Three Little Pigs in a new genre.
The Schultz brothers are the galaxy’s best construction contractors. When a new planet is opened for colonization, each of them travels to the frontier world to establish once and for all which of them is the top builder of all time. Then disaster strikes. An attack is made on the youngest brother’s construction site. Only days before the first permanent building is to be opened to the public it is ruined by a creature that is as elusive as the wind and as powerful as a hurricane. When the same thing happens to the second brother they decide to join their efforts and beat the beast at its own game.