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Fairy Tale Prompt #70: June 2 2016: Let’s Fiddle!

Although we’ve just completed a fairy tale prompt, and since we the co-hosts have no fixed schedule for when we decide to play with this genre, other than once a month, I’d thought I’d start the month off with something light and playful. I hope you consider it and choose to play along ๐Ÿ™‚

Most are probably familiar with this children’s English nursery rhyme:

Hey diddle diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed,
To see such fun,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.

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So for this week, here’s your inspiration. Please use this nursery rhyme and either continue the tale – by either expanding the story or adding the backstory – or consider adding some characters – or switching the existing characters up!

Your mission is to re-write this delightfully light and whimsical fairy tale of sorts – as you wish, in whatever form or style you wish. So flash fiction, fiction, prose poetry, poetry etc. – but remember – tell a story.

You have a week to participate.

Please share your responses by linking back to this post, or creating a ping back, and share your responses in the official linky station. Please include the tags MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, Fairy Tale prompt, and nursery rhyme in your responses. And remember, please indulge your inner child responsibly!

 

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About wildchild47

I am a Word Witch, although in some circles, Iโ€™m known as a word whore too; I love languages and words, and the fore and after play of intellectual stimulation, curiosity, and the stringing of letters and vowels to create and communicate โ€“ sometimes, I get lucky and I slip into something juicy, rich and delicious that just reels and rolls off the tongue and hits the page.

11 comments on “Fairy Tale Prompt #70: June 2 2016: Let’s Fiddle!

  1. a darkened house
    June 2, 2016

    She laughs, “wonderful children’s rhyme. When I was more of an eclectic, I would do “earring stories.” Continuing, “A local artist created wonderful mismatched clay earrings sets, like a cow and a moon and a star and a spoon so you could mix-it up.” Smiling, I’d play with which earrings — I had quite a collection in clay, and pewter so see if my earring stories could be decoded. But the cow and the moon remained many favs.”

    • wildchild47
      June 2, 2016

      Wow! Now that sounds totally cool! Both the earrings and the stories. Talk about creative and imaginative. It never ceases to amaze me where people find inspiration and how they go about creating, in whatever mediums, from those points. ๐Ÿ™‚

      And so, no pressures by the way, I will wait to see if you decide to hitch a ride with the cow, or play with the cat, or run away with the spoon ๐Ÿ˜„

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  5. julespaige
    June 4, 2016

    One of those started in one direction and ended somewhere else…
    Within Reason?

    • wildchild47
      June 5, 2016

      great and thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      sorry about the delay, but today the weather or WP has colluded to stop me from approving ping backs or leaving comments properly.

      • julespaige
        June 6, 2016

        What delay? No worries. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • wildchild47
        June 6, 2016

        Actually a slight day, wasn’t around for a few and then, earlier, I suspect it’s the weather … really rainy today, so I had approved ping backs and it supposedly went through, but then I had to disconnect and hours later, try again and ha! it was as if the comments were still in limbo land; makes for slight frustration, but so far, it’s working okay for now ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. wildchild47
    June 6, 2016

    Reblogged this on wild child in the fields and commented:

    Co hosting time again …. for those who might want to play in a whimsical way. Head over to the original post and take a peek ๐Ÿ™‚

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