Thursday, October 18, 2018

Day 18-Once Upon A Time


Castles, fairy godmothers, glass slippers, and enchanted roses. When you hear the words "once upon a time" these items might be what it brings to mind. Say those four words aloud and it might make you anticipate something magical, something ethereal, something beyond the ordinary. When was the last time you experienced a once upon a time moment?


Today's prompt sends us into the land of enchantment. Explore fairy tales and magic, Prince Charmings and fairy princesses. Write your own fairy tale and have some fun!

Word Prompts:

magic
enchantment
spell
fascination
prestidigitation
hocus pocus
conjure


Suggested Form:

In poetry a fable is a poetic story composed in verse or prose with a moral summed up at the end. Usually using animals as characters to teach a valuable lesson. Try writing your fairy tale as a fable and for an extra challenge begin it with Once Upon a Time.

Remember this is only a suggestion and you are free to write in whatever way is comfortable to you. Also make sure to visit at least three other participant sites and leave some positive comments. 



39 comments:

  1. Good morning from me and Ziggy, the inspiration for my fable!

    https://peacockpoetryblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/2332/

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    1. OMG - I LOVED THIS!!!!!!! Of course I have a Sir Lionel Wordsworth pawing at my pen on a regular basis and Lady Sophie Velvet Pavlova who dances around my feet.... thinking I have my poem brewing now!

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  2. I could have done a better job with this one..But...time time time..

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2018/10/winds-of-destiny.html

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  3. Not a fairy tale.
    https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/once-upon-a-time/

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  4. A fairytale secretly dedicated to someone I know: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/inflection/

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  5. https://castingsuspicion.blogspot.com/2018/10/sunderland.html

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  6. Well, this one isn't cheerful either. Who'd of thunk it?
    Once Upon a Time

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    1. Ouch, haven’t we all felt this way? Like the Depeche Mode song. The poem drops you into it’s maw.

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    2. That is home truth. The world of make believe is a farce.Well said Cara.

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  7. Coincidence, I wrote a fairy story poem yesterday. Unless I get around to writing another one, this is it.
    https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/the-call-of-the-sea/

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  9. I did write another one
    https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/at-the-morning-of-the-world/

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  10. Here's mine. Warning: contains one instance of profanity that some may be offended by.

    https://biancasbookblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-2018-day-18-once-upon-time.html

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  11. I had a surprisingly difficult time with this one. Warning: Unsanitized fairy tale, in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm.

    https://shukuen.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-day-18-pearl-necklace.html

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    1. The prompt actually dredged up something I'd written and turned into a song a few years ago, so I put that up as well as a bonus (hah!)

      https://shukuen.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-day-18-throwback-love-song.html

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  12. http://tao-talk.com/2018/10/18/poetry-day-18-the-tale-of-the-flipped-script/

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  13. Here is my link for Once Upon a Time

    https://poetryforhealing.com/2018/10/18/3822/

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  14. This prompt me dragged me in many different directions, each vying for my attention. Really challenging prompt indeed.

    The Wonderful World of Lies

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  15. Well, I didn't use this prompt per se, but the words themselves inspired a poem, so I am including it in my master OctPoWriMo poem list.

    I feel like I gotta issue a warning here that this is going to get dark, even by my standards.

    Title: "No.22"
    https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/no-22-day-eighteen-once-upon-a-time/

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  16. I wrote a Choka about “Once Upon A Time” https://leonaslines.com/2018/10/18/once-upon-a-time/

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  17. https://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2018/10/word-prompts-magic-enchantment-spell.html

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  18. Here is my link for Once Upon a Time

    poetryforhealing.com/2018/10/18/3822/

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  19. My poem for today - an ironic faery tale

    https://thewabisabiwriter.blogspot.com/2018/10/a-predacious-tale.html

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  20. https://barbarahuntington.com/2018/10/18/octpowrimo-2018-day-18-the-fox-and-the-finch/?fbclid=IwAR2I0pWTilqTKDYDf1nBsrrCTTTg-3C94zx50Pv1tjW9yqtEXnV9fzIunpQ

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  21. An slight error a letter missing and it changed everything https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2018/10/once-upon-time.html

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  22. Here's my take. Definitely not a fairy tale!

    http://iscriblr.com/from-fable-to-feeble/

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  23. A fairy tale about time: https://wordpress.com/post/theresaly520.wordpress.com/805

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  24. Trying to write on the phone,while traveling... forgive for any mistakes...
    A fable ....

    Once Upon a time
    When kindness, warmth and love
    Were considered as strength of a man
    Sacrifice was revered as an act of courage
    Everyone lived happily ever after..


    Now is the time ...
    Kindness,warmth and love
    Are seen as for weak and feable
    A sheep of yourself
    The wolves are up ,to eat you
    Survival of the fittest, a cruel gruesome war

    For the sake of human dignity and decency
    Let live love ,warmth and kindness
    Survival of the fittest
    Doesn’t have to be cold cruel war
    Sheep wolves and all can live together
    Everyone live happily ever after... sr

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    1. Nice poem. I hope we can experience this kind of world you describe.

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