Thank you Morgan Shamy, Mark Koopmans, Leigh Covington, and Cassie Mae for this twisted blogfest! Awesome idea!
Think of your favorite "well known" fairytale and ask "What If…!"
Then, pick one of these four categories:
· Best Plot Twist
· Best Love Story
· Best Tragedy
· Best Comic Relief
Finally, write a scene(s) illustrating a new detail of the fabled fairy tale that changes our perspective.
Post your flash fiction story (300 word max) any time this week (August 13 to 17).
Here is my twisted tale for TEAM LOVE STORY:
“Who’s there?” a husky voice asks from the bedroom.
She places the heavy basket near the door without a sound, tiptoeing to the threshold, peaking inside to find him lying beneath the quilts. Her heart weeps for what she must do.
“Go away.” A guttural sound backs up the quiet warning.
Removing her cloak, she strides to the chair and sets it down, stealing glances of him filling the bed. She breathes in the hurt and longing before stepping closer.
He rolls to his side, grunting when her sleight weight ushers a squeak from the mattresses. “You shouldn’t be here.”
“But I am.”
With lightning quick speed, he flips to face her, using his best bone-chilling grimace meant to frighten her away. “Go!”
“I can’t.” Her trembling hand reaches forward.
He shies from her touch. “My eyes, they’re too big.”
“Big enough to see into my soul.” Her finger smoothes his furrowing brow, traces the downy fur of his cheek to his full lips.
He sinks into the pillows, turning his face from her. “My mouth is too large.”
She hooks a thumb under his chin. “Better to kiss me with.” Her body leans into his chest, lips a moment from his.
Massive hands grip her arms, pushing her away. “My hands.” He looks to where furry paws wrap around pale skin, anguish clawing his large features. “Too big for something so delicate.” He drops them to the bedspread, dark eyes following, anything to look away from the caring beauty in red.
“Wolf,” she slips her palm over his, “Your hands are meant for me.”
His too big eyes find hers, too big hands pulling her to him, and they meet—sweetness mixing with primal.
A growl of pleasure echoes before the knife slides into his enormous heart.
Okay, so it started off as an intended tale of love. Maybe I should switch to team Tragedy, or twist them together to make team Tragic Love Story . . .
Check out their blogs for more info on prizes and to read the other twisty-turny-retellings!
Team Plot Twist – Cassie Mae
Team Love Story - Morgan Shamy
Team Tragedy - Leigh Covington
Team Comic Relief - Mark Koopmans