Friday Freewrite: Once upon a time…

Retell your favorite fairy tale but change one plot moment. So instead of Cinderella’s slipper being found, it’s shattered; or instead of the Big Bad Wolf blowing down the first pig’s house, he has an asthma attack…

One Response to “Friday Freewrite: Once upon a time…”

  1. Laura Wynia says:

    Thank you for this wonderful idea ! This idea has ignited my ten year old reluctant writer. This son, who normallly struggles with writer’s block on free writes, is now smiling, excited, and making plans for an entire book of new twists on old fairy tales.

    His first one was a new take on The Three Billy Goats Gruff – the goats were moose, and the troll was a Loch Ness Monster.

    He’s now writing a new take on the Three Little Pigs – exchanging the three little pigs for mice, who are building their nests out of materials like napkins and kleenex. The “wolf” in the story is a cat.

    He’s having such fun, and smiling about writing again. Thanks!