It’s week 31 of the paint chip prompt and I’m mixing it up a bit again with an angel card in the line-up. I also picked the four paint chip cards from one small section of the deck so they are all in the same color family. Which I like because Once Upon a Time seems like a fairy tale topic and purples are colors of fairy tales.
Your challenge today is, therefore, to write a fairy tale. It can be fictional or autobiographical. It can be based on your favorite existing fairy tale or one you conjure up yourself. Or you could tell a true story as if it were a fairy tale.
But you must use all four of the paint chip words, which are royal, jacaranda, ultraviolet, and blackberry. You can either include the angel card word or just allude to the concept of obedience (or disobedience, if you prefer).
My Poetry Tale
I decided to go with a loosely autobiographical made-up fairy tale today. And as you will see, I leaned more toward the disobedience in this instance.
Once Upon a Time Once upon a time a young princess was born The youngest of five royal offspring Of the joyful queen and handsome king of the north She dreamed of one day owning a zoo filled with lions And tigers, bears, wolves, and alligators too But the king and queen told her not to daydream so much She spent her days in her room painted ultraviolet Imagining her stuffed animals were alive and That she was their zookeeper extraordinaire When it was time for her crazy menagerie to sleep She would read to them about exotic lands Where jacaranda grew wild and they could roam free The bears in particular always wanted to hear the story About the little boy who grew blackberry bushes And picked the berries for all his forest friends The princess liked that story too because the boy Was kind and handsome and thoughtful, and he loved animals She imagined he was real just like her zoo friends The princess grew up and went away to school To learn to be dull and dreamless and to get a job Befitting of a princess from the north Then one day she met a boy who was kind and handsome And he loved her from the moment they met Even though the queen objected, the princess married him They didn't own a zoo, but they cared for dogs and cats They had no jacaranda, but the boy grew flowers to please her And they lived happily ever after
I can’t believe how excited I am about this prompt. I cannot wait to read what you all come up with, what wonderful fairy tales you will tell. I do love a good fairy tale, don’t you?
So you know what to do. Either post your poem in the comments, or post it on your blog and share a link in the comments. And don’t forget to link back here if you post on your blog so your readers can join in the fun.