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The story is an old one. Old as dirt, shit, blood, sleep, fire. Old before anyone set voice to it, set pen to it, aimed wanderers’ tongues and toes toward its reconnaissance. It digs deep, sinks its roots deep, drinks deep. It goes back and back and back.
You say you know it already. True, the stage, set by now, seems familiar. The archetypes are all in attendance. Girl, mother, basket, greenwood, cape. Yes, yes. But do you know the story? -Nicole Kornher-Stace, The Promise (free to read online at Lightspeed Magazine)
Writing Prompt: Write a modern retelling of a familiar fairy tale.
Journaling Prompt: Write about Little Red Riding Hood and what the story means to you.
Art Prompt: Little Red Riding Hood
Nonfiction / Speech Writing Prompt: Create a fairy tale from a news story.
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