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Fairytale Prompt #35

This week’s theme is “The Enchanted Sword” and I can think of no more famous example than King Arthur’s Excalibur.  Sword can refer to any type of weapon in this case an axe, a club, a bow, a stiletto.  It can also refer to a piece of armor a helmet, a shield, a breastplate. Any piece of equipment used by the hero/villain that is imbued with supernatural powers. The item can be blessed or cursed it is up to you. You can set your adventure at any point in time. You can have a professional boxer with enchanted gloves.  A nefarious wizard with a cursed wand. A samurai with a blessed katana. A doctor with an enchanted scalpel. The possibilities are endless.

 

How does the hero/villain acquire the item?

What mythology surrounds the item?

Who was the original owner? How was it forged?

Is the item blessed or cursed? What are its special abilities and secret features?

Can the item communicate with the hero/villain? In many video games there is a talking sword so feel free to experiment with that. Your talking item can be a fount of wisdom, a source of comedic relief, a malevolent voice, a nagging sycophant whatever you like.

Does possessing the item alter your character’s personality in anyway?

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Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded I am 32 and married (almost 13 years) with a beautiful 5 year old daughter. Everyone thinks I'm a hippie.

18 comments on “Fairytale Prompt #35

  1. julespaige
    November 21, 2014

    Hmmm… this particular prompt falls in with Wordle-Vice.
    Just waiting for ‘nap-time’ and after some chores…
    I was thinking I’d combine it with the ‘Cheat Sheet’ Prompt…but now not so much.

    *whir, whir, whir…*

    So the Fairy Tale addition will be delayed.

  2. julespaige
    November 21, 2014

    Just to let you know the Shardoma prompt isn’t coming up on your post.
    It arrived in my mailbox, but when I go to the blog it isn’t there…
    The November 22 post with the Mythbuster guy.

    • mindlovemisery
      November 21, 2014

      The Shadorma prompt is intended for Saturday but WP had one of its mysterious glitches and posted prematurely. It was scheduled for a different day so I have no idea how that happened. It will be back tomorrow

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  5. julespaige
    November 22, 2014

    A Wordle-vice without a word list. 🙂
    I might not have answered all the questions. But there is at least some background.

    https://julesstorypageswhirl.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/11-21-c-7-4-the-ancient-sword-carificis-mlm-fariy-tale-35/

    • mindlovemisery
      November 22, 2014

      The questions are just things to consider. You did an amazing job!

      • julespaige
        November 22, 2014

        You are very kind.
        …While I just have fun being inspired by your prompts.
        Thank you. 🙂

      • mindlovemisery
        November 22, 2014

        I am so glad they inspire you XD

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  7. phylor
    November 24, 2014

    Great prompt with soooooo many possibilities. When I finally chose, it was still challenging!

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  9. Blake
    December 7, 2014

    I left a late addition to the prompt, which is fairly bleak and fairly log 🙂

  10. Blake
    December 7, 2014

    ,,, ahem that is, fairly long (no idea what a “fairly log” story would be like, but it sounds intriguing….) 😉

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